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Re: Fwd: LOPT: serialization algorithm suggestions

From: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 17:57:11 -0400
To: Ken MacLeod <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20000417175711.B27982@w3.org>
On Mon, Apr 17, 2000 at 12:34:53PM -0500, Ken MacLeod wrote:
> [I have trimmed the Cc list to only xml-dist-app.  Please do not Cc me
> directly on posts to xml-dist-app.]
> 
> "Eric Prud'hommeaux" <eric@w3.org> writes:
> 
> > I'm very interested in building on object model that supports graphs
> > without reading a supporting schema. Let's take a regorous example
> > in C. (I don't use Java because it glosses over the distinction
> > between pointers and nested data.)
> 
> Hmm... your encoding rules are going to be such that a
> application-specific C structure can be deserialized directly from XML
> without any form of .h source, IDL, schemas, or stubs?  That's going
> to put a heavy burden on languages that don't maintain ordering of
> structure fields or object members, make distinctions between sizes of
> data types (ints and floats), or even maintain data type information
> at all.
> 
> As a general rule, I prefer to place the burden of maintaining strict
> typing on those languages that already support it in some way (via
> headers or IDLs, for example).

I think that may mail to Constantine
[http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2000Apr/0031.html]
addresses these issues. (That message has been languishing in the
archive for a mere 20 seconds so I doubt you've gotten to it.)

-- 
-eric

(eric@w3.org)
Received on Monday, 17 April 2000 17:57:15 GMT

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