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Re: use cases for MTOM

From: Anish Karmarkar <Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 15:20:31 -0700
Message-ID: <3F60F52F.70004@oracle.com>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com>, "John J. Barton" <John_Barton@hpl.hp.com>, "Xml-Dist-App@W3. Org" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> ANish Karmarkar writes:
>>I am using the term 'streaming' in a difference sense than you are.
>>I was using it from the point of view of applications APIs (i.e. 
>>streaming APIs) and not as a unending broadcast stream.
> But I think these are related.  If your "broadcast" stream is of modest 
> size relative to the link speed, then streaming APIs are not particularly 
> necessary.  To make the point, consider and extreme case:  you wouldn't 
> want lots of streaming APIs for a 10 byte message "hey, I got 2 more 
> bytes."  That's slower than a single call that says "I got all 10".  The 
> deep reason for streaming APIs, IMO, is to deal with very large messages.

Agreed. The message size is important here.

I was trying to elaborate what I meant by "steaming" to distinguish with 
what John was envisioning, which was, streams of unending broadcast data 
which does not go over TCP/IP.

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