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RE: ACTION-58 Look into issues surrounding the use of the 'any' type in the IDL

From: Rhys Lewis <rhys@volantis.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 00:53:57 -0700 (PDT)
To: <jmcf@tid.es>
Cc: <public-ddwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <004601c7d411$6dadaea0$78a6f40a@volantisuk>

Thanks Jose, that makes perfect sense! 

On scalability, a 32 bit integer would give something like 4 billion
possible concurrent context key values. Since these only have to be unique
for a particular session between caller and repository, it's probably
enough :)

Even an automatic content adaptation engine is unlikely to need to
reference more than a few thousand distinct contexts concurrently.

Cheers, and thanks again for the explanation.


-----Original Message-----
From: jmcf@tid.es [mailto:jmcf@tid.es] 
Sent: 01 August 2007 08:40
To: Rhys Lewis
Cc: public-ddwg@w3.org
Subject: Re: ACTION-58 Look into issues surrounding the use of the 'any'
type in the IDL


My action was related to investigate the any issue, although I have mixed
it with the context key representation issue. It's my fault. So first of
all if we decide to use the any type then my previous e-mail applies and
explains all the issues we would need to take into account.

With respect to the context key issue I understand your point. It sounds
good to me thinking about the context key as a file handle. However, I
would not use integer bacause doing that you may end end up having
scalability problems, perhaps it could be better to represent the context
key as a string.

Best Regards
Received on Wednesday, 1 August 2007 07:54:13 UTC

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