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Re: XOP/MTOM specs remaining problems

From: Herve Ruellan <herve.ruellan@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 10:41:03 +0200
Message-ID: <408E1C9F.2020105@crf.canon.fr>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: XMLP Dist App <xml-dist-app@w3.org>


Your proposal suits me very well.

My main concern on this part was to raise readers attention about errors 
that may occurs while trying to process a bad XOP Package.


noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:

>>4.2 Interpreting XOP Packages
>>Issue: Nothing is said about what to do when the
>>reconstruction of the XML Infoset fails, or if the XOP
>>Package is incorrect while still allowing a
>>reconstruction of the XML Infoset (e.g., xop:Include
>>has a child element).
>>Proposal: States that any failure is to be handled in
>>an implementation dependant way.  States that any non
>>fatal error may be ignored at the discretion of the
> I have some concerns about this philosphically, in that I think it takes 
> us closer than necessary to implying that we are specifying the behavior 
> of processors as opposed to declaratively specifying an encoding. 
> How about:
> --------
> 4.2:  Interpreting XOP Packages
> This section specifies the means by which the original Infoset can be 
> reconstructed from a XOP package that has been prepared according to the 
> rules of 4.1 Creating XOP Packages. 
> Note:  conventions or error reporting mechanisms to  be used in processing 
>  multipart packages that incorrectly purport to be XOP Packages are beyond 
> the scope of this specification. 
> --------
> The essential difference here is that instead of normatively specifying 
> that processors handle this in an implementation dependent way, we make 
> clear that anything beyond the processing of correct XOP packages is 
> beyond the scope of our specification.
> Noah
> [1] 
> http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/3/06/Attachments/XOP.html#interpreting_xop_packages
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