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Re: SOAP actor model

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@akamai.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 17:24:12 -0800
To: Mark Jones <jones@research.att.com>
Cc: frystyk@microsoft.com, skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010319172411.B15328@akamai.com>

On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 07:39:03PM -0500, Mark Jones wrote:
> I spoke to Henrik today, and he thinks it is better to overload the
> block tag.  Some blocks would be purely declarative -- this is a vcard,
> for example.  Other (actionable) blocks would have more
> processing-oriented tags that the processor would bind to a handler.
> These tags would either surround a declarative block, or possibly
> point to a declarative block, particularly if the block needed to be
> processed in multiple ways.
> I'd be willing to go this route instead of "overloading the actor",
> although I actually don't view it as overloading.  My point was that
> the actor would be a designation of the "the kind of processor
> that should handle this block" by either having a binding/handler
> in the processor's environment or not.  Currently, the actor is somewhat
> underutilized -- with only special URI's signifying the next processor
> and the last processor.

I agree. Hopefully, we'll (start to) address this in due time.


Mark Nottingham, Research Scientist
Akamai Technologies (San Mateo, CA USA)
Received on Monday, 19 March 2001 20:24:18 UTC

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