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Re: How to distinguish XML and EXI

From: Kenichi Taniuchi <ktaniuchi@tari.toshiba.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2007 11:52:08 -0400
Message-ID: <46B89528.2070003@tari.toshiba.com>
To: "Vogelheim, Daniel" <daniel.vogelheim@siemens.com>
CC: public-exi@w3.org

Hi Daniel,
Thank you I understand. Another question is came.
Do you think new MIME definition will be needed for EXI for
some protocols ?
Or, it will not needed by using the Distinguishing Bis.
Regards,
Kenichi

Vogelheim, Daniel wrote:
> Hello Kenichi,
>
> Thanks for your interest in EXI! 
>
> You wrote:
>   
>> I have a question.
>> How XML processor can distinguish normal XML and EXI ?
>>     
>
> That is what the 'Distinguishing Bits' (sic!) are there for.
> Essentially, you would need to examine the very first byte of a message,
> to reliably distinguish between XML and EXI. Well....with some caveats.
> Please examine chapter 5.1 of the current draft.
>
> Kenichi, please let us know if you have any more questions!
>
> Sincerely,
>   
> Daniel Vogelheim
>   
Received on Tuesday, 7 August 2007 16:02:56 UTC

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