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Re: mid-course correction on abstract model for module processing

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 09:10:43 -0400
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010404091043.B4418@w3.org>
* Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr> [2001-04-04 14:21+0200]
> R802 may indeed lead to some representation that physically
> partitions the message, and header/body is one such representation;
> but then it only helps the final receiver "process XMLP blocks
> intended for them without processing the entire message", *not* the
> intermediaries.

I might be missing something here; both intermediaries and the final
destination can have:
- a well-defined set of blocks addressed to them and arranged so that
  they do not process (i.e. parse) what's not theirs. For
  intermediaries, they can stop once they know that the rest is for
  the final destination.
- references to other blocks that may be out of this set (as pointed
  out by Mark) that defeat this ordering.
- references to trailers that would be require them to parse the whole
  thing.

Could you explain what difference between the final receiver and an
intermediary makes you say that?

I am unsure about what is intended by "processing" in R802... Since
Henrik talked about it for the Header/Body distinction, I am assuming
that it really means "parsing".

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