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Re: Two new drafts: Multipart/Interleaved and Application /BatchBeep

From: Scott Lawrence <slawrence@virata.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 15:05:29 -0400
Message-ID: <3ADC93F9.7060908@virata.com>
To: discuss@apps.ietf.org
don@lexmark.com wrote:

> Just as a bit of background, the purpose, especially of mulitpart/interleaved,
> was for environments (not IPP) where the client CANNOT/DOES NOT have the
> resources necessary to support a server (e.g. Cell Phone) and this therefore
> does a BETTER (but not foolproof) job of putting the resources in  "proximity"
> to where it is reference (think printing something like XHTML with images.)

I don't see how this packaging issue saves resources in the IPP 
client - it has to muster all the components anyway to send them, 
regardless of what order they are sent in.  Indeed, it would be 
easier for the sender if they were all just sent sequentially 
without the interleaving.  The only motivation I could see for the 
interleaving was solving the problem of not having buffer space in 
the receiver to buffer the entire composite object.  Perhaps I 

Scott Lawrence      Architect            slawrence@virata.com
Virata       Embedded Web Technology    http://www.emweb.com/
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