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Re: "Z39.50 Server List" DTD

From: Kevin Gamiel <kgamiel@islandedge.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 15:37:30 -0400
Message-ID: <3951197A.F04718B9@islandedge.com>
To: Robert Waldstein <wald@library.ho.lucent.com>
CC: www-zig@w3.org
Robert Waldstein wrote:
> Just to weigh in (gee, thought I had switched to being a lurker) I strongly
> disagree with the 2 points above (agreed with the rest).
>    explain PDUs (actually PDUs/BER in general) have very little overhead.
> I have always found that impressive.

I read that to mean overhead in the sense of complexity, not bytes
(Rob?).  Actually, I like ber, too, but new technologies like xml do the
same thing, though in bloated form, and are more readily acceptable to
other developers.  That counts for something.

>    everything in explain were real things that someone argued for needing
> for their implementation.  The things you aren't interested in you don't send
> and - in theory - your server then won't support those clients or functions.

You're right, most of the stuff is optional.  


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