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use case [thin clients and binary/application data]

From: Mark A. Jones <jones@research.att.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 12:58:43 -0800
Message-ID: <3A3FCC03.ED7D1B73@research.att.com>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
A thin client application (XP sender) transmits binary data on the fly
in a one-way communication to a remote server (XP receiver) that
provides services on the data (analysis, archiving, alerting, etc.).
Such applications include sensors and capture devices (cameras,
dictation).  "Cell-cams" are already under development.

Assume that out-of-band retrieval of the data by the server from the
client (e.g., by URI) is not possible due to restricted client
capabilities, firewalls, etc.  Base-64 or other expansive encoding is
undesirable.  The direct use of XP would be able to take advantage of
services provided by intermediaries (routing, authentication, etc.);
using an alternative protocol to a gatewaying machine and then using XP
would be clumsier in this regard.

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Mark A. Jones
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