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Re: Issue 25 Proposal

From: christopher ferris <chris.ferris@east.sun.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 12:27:08 -0400
Message-ID: <3B24F15C.D5C1D6D@east.sun.com>
To: Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr>
CC: David Clay <david.clay@oracle.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org
It would indeed help to further simplify IMHO.

Cheers,

Chris

Jean-Jacques Moreau wrote:
> 
> Chris,
> 
> Talking about simplification, do you think it would be a further simplification to
> have Bodies be just ordinary blocks, as has been suggested earlier several times?
> 
> Jean-Jacques.
> 
> christopher ferris wrote:
> 
> > I'm curious as to what manner of discomfort? Header blocks
> > could be considered "pre-processing" for the Body and Trailer
> > blocks "post-processing" of the Body.
> >
> > For instance, if I wanted to have the message signed
> > after processing of the Body, a Trailer might be much
> > more appropriate than a Header block which needed to
> > be deferred until after the Body (and/or other Headers)
> > were processed.
> >
> > I think that we should strive for simplification. Adding
> > in (or simply clarifying in) the ability to stick
> > "stuff" in the Envelope after the Body element without
> > providing any processing guidance as has been provided
> > for Headers seems to me to be arbitrary and would lead to
> > confusion not increased clarity.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Chris
> > Jean-Jacques Moreau wrote:
> > >
> > > christopher ferris wrote:
> > >
> > > > I am curious as to why the trailers aren't
> > > > XMLP Blocks?
> > >
> > > Making trailers ordinary blocks (and hence having a unified processing
> > > model) would indeed simplify the spec, remove a number of ambiguities, and
> > > enable us to build simpler (and more maintainable) implementations. However,
> > > this option does seem to cause some incomfort...
> > >
> > > Jean-Jacques.
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