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Re: Lazy Blob

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 17:27:51 +0000 (UTC)
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
cc: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>, Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Jungkee Song <jungkee.song@samsung.com>
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On Mon, 6 Aug 2012, Glenn Adams wrote:
> 
> I did share a couple of use cases in my response to Ian:
>
> > I will let Robin and Jungkee reply to the more general use case 
> > requirements. As far as WS is concerned, I don't see any impact of 
> > this thread on the WS API or WSP specs, its really simply an 
> > application of WS/WSP to "remote/lazy blobs".
> >
> > Clearly, there are many high level use cases that involve a repetitive 
> > send/response message paradigm, which can certainly be implemented 
> > with XHR, but some application authors would prefer using WS for 
> > various efficiency reasons. My suggestion is essentially: if we are 
> > going to define a remote blob bound to an XHR source for a one-shot 
> > send-response, then perhaps we should define a remote blob bound to a 
> > WS source for multiple send-response pairs. For example, a symmetric 
> > presence protocol or IM protocol would typically fall into this usage 
> > category.
> >
> > Using remote blobs for either the send or response data (or both) 
> > would be useful for certain architectures and provide more deployment 
> > flexibility and perhaps greater efficiencies.

Those are still not use cases, for the record. I tried explaining what a 
use case was here:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2012JulSep/0302.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2012JulSep/0288.html

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