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Re: Finalised Glossary Definitions

From: David Clay <david.clay@oracle.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 14:14:35 -0800
Message-ID: <3AB7D64B.7F77689F@oracle.com>
To: Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr>
CC: Mark Jones <jones@research.att.com>, frystyk@microsoft.com, skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com, "xml-dist-app@w3.org" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
What about the order in which handlers must be dispatched?  E.g.,
decryption must precede RPC invocation.  Would dependencies such as
this be considered semantics of a block?

Jean-Jacques Moreau wrote:

> Mark, I am wondering why (1) would have to know "about the semantics of a block" to do
> any sort of dispatching. After all, a Web browser does not know anything about the
> semantics of a particular MIME document, and is nevertheless capable of firing up the
> appropriate plugin. Why would block dispatching be different?
> Jean-Jacques.
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