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   Re: [xml-dev] Early Draft Review: XQuery for Java (JSR 225)

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> Assume postText() is an API we use for HTTP POSTs. Someone decides its more
> efficient to use compression instead of sending uncompressed HTML or XML across
> the wire. We decide to use LZW compression and replace the postText() String
> argument with a binary string or BLOB.
> How does that API change not affect the format of the data passed between the
> browser (web client) and the web server?

The API implementation can then uncompress.  In this example it's kinda
silly, but  there is no *requirements* that an API expose wire protocol
details.  In fact, if done right, it probably shouldn't.
Rich Salz                  Chief Security Architect
DataPower Technology       http://www.datapower.com
XS40 XML Security Gateway  http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html
XML Security Overview      http://www.datapower.com/xmldev/xmlsecurity.html


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