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Re: Optimisations other than Base64

From: Anish Karmarkar <Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 10:29:14 -0700
Message-ID: <3F28006A.9090702@oracle.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com>
CC: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, "Xml-Dist-App@W3. Org" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

Mark Nottingham wrote:

>
> I agree that one *could* model this as sending the type information. 
> However, one could also model it as encoding information that happens 
> to, sometimes, correspond to the types evident in the message.
>
> The key question, to me, is whether or not it's desirable to always 
> surface the encoding/type information in the Infoset.

Aren't we already doing that with the xmime:MediaType attribute?
-Anish
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> Cheers,
>
>
> On Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at 03:49 PM, noah_mendelsohn@bea.com wrote:
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>> Right.  I think we need to also relate this to the ongoing analysis 
>> of the
>> XQuery/XPath data model.  That model provides for all legal schema 
>> types.
>> So, we need to consider all of these aspects of the question.  Then 
>> again,
>> it seems to me that the tough question is going to be, whether for 
>> base64
>> only or for more types: what do you reconstruct at the receiver, and 
>> what
>> are the intermediary rules.  One might take the view that optimizing 
>> more
>> than one type encourages one to send the actual type label as part of 
>> the
>> model.  Certainly the XQuery model suggests that the type information is
>> first class in the model, and not just plumbing for the optimization.  I
>> think that will be one of the main interesting questions for the 
>> subgroup
>> that explores the multitype question.
>>
>> In any case, thanks for openning the issue.  Cheers.
>>
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>> Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com>
>> Sent by: xml-dist-app-request@w3.org
>> 07/29/2003 05:43 PM
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>>         To:     "Xml-Dist-App@W3. Org" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
>>         cc:     (bcc: Noah Mendelsohn/Cambridge/IBM)
>>         Subject:        Optimisations other than Base64
>>
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>> I took an action item at the F2F to raise a new issue.
>>
>> 1. Should MTOM accommodate encodings/optimizations other than base64?
>>     a. If so, should the list be open-ended (i.e., extensible)?
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