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Re: Rewording of "redundant binary objects" use case

From: Herve Ruellan <herve.ruellan@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 14:02:13 +0200
Message-ID: <3F952045.3080507@crf.canon.fr>
To: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org

Robin Berjon wrote:

> Herve Ruellan wrote:
> I agree with the use case being interesting in general, but I'd like to 
> point out that your example with SVG is unrealistic. SVG has ways to 
> reference content so that it would be a be silly (and in truth unlikely) 
> that one will ever author a document in which you would copy an image 
> several times: you put it in a <defs> section, and reference it.

Dear Robin,

Thank you for your comments.

Here is a tentative to make the use case less unrealistic, by making it 
more general:

<UseCase version="1.1">
An application wishes to send a SOAP message that contains one or more 
redundant binary pieces of data. Each redundant binary piece of data is 
actually contained in several locations of the SOAP message (for 
example, the SOAP message could contain an XML document which includes 
in several locations the PNG logo of the company which authored the 
document). For design reasons, this data cannot be referenced 
externally, but must be transported with the message. Doing so by 
replicating each redundant binary piece of data as many times as it is 
contained in the SOAP message involves an unacceptable message size, due 
to bandwidth, latency and/or storage requirements.

Best regards,

Received on Tuesday, 21 October 2003 08:02:44 UTC

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