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Re: [AMG] Other message patterns

From: Ray Denenberg <rden@loc.gov>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 11:05:06 -0500
Message-ID: <3AA3B932.F7D44713@rs8.loc.gov>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Randy Waldrop wrote:

> The Abstract Model does a good job of describing the following
> messaging patterns:
> - one-way (fire-and-forget), and
> - request/response one-for-one.
>
> But I don't see that it covers some of the other patterns that
> are required in our model. For example:
> - single request, a fixed nubler of responses.
> - single request, zero-to-N responses (publish/subscribe).
>
> Am I missing something, or should the model be expanded to cover
> these patterns?

I think the model covers it implicitly, but yes, it should be expanded to cover
it explicitly.

I think that a request/indication should be followable by zero-to-N
response/confirm(s) (and the "fixed number" case could be considered a special
case of the arbitrary case, so both would be covered.)   The UnitData primitives
should be used only when no response is allowed.



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Ray Denenberg
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