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Re: Streaming and Well-Formedness

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 13:11:54 +0200 (MEST)
To: Noah Mendelsohn/Cambridge/IBM <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
cc: Marc Hadley <Marc.Hadley@Sun.COM>, Mark Baker <mbaker@idokorro.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.53.0304021210450.29755@tarantula.inria.fr>

On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Noah Mendelsohn/Cambridge/IBM wrote:

> What worries me more is streaming request/response, which may be a use
> case that doesn't make the 80/20 cut.  Let's say I want to define an
> "uppercase this string" service, which returns some body string in
> uppercase.  If the string is 1GByte long, it would be nice to stream the
> response while the request is coming in, and indeed deadlock avoidance may
> require it.  If the input later proves to be not-well-formed, how do you
> reflect the fault?  That's the case that worry's me more, at least
> architecturally.  It's probably less common in practice.

Isn't this a perfect use case for attachements? If you know your body will
be very long compared to the envelope, then use attachements, of course
you need to have a way do do streaming of the attachements, and I'm not
sure that a MIME multipart is the best solution here, especially if you
have multiple contents to stream simultaneously.

Yves Lafon - W3C
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Received on Wednesday, 2 April 2003 06:12:02 UTC

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