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RE: how much to give...

From: Hayes, Mark <Mhayes@verisign.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 09:48:13 -0800
Message-ID: <FBDFBCB7591BD611AB4A00D0B79E60B02C860B@vhqpostal2.verisign.com>
To: www-xkms@w3.org
> From: Stephen Farrell [mailto:stephen.farrell@baltimore.ie]
> Joseph asked:
> > "The Service SHOULD return a requested data element if it 
> is available. 
> > The Service MAY return additional data elements that were 
> not requested. 
> > In particular, the service MAY return data elements 
> specified in the 
> > request with the response." On what basis wouldn't the 
> service return 
> > the data asked of it? Would this mean the client would 
> imply the value 
> > doesn't exist, or some "binding" is invalid, or only indeterminent?
> If that's a quote, I think it needs rephrasing, but I kind of 
> like the idea that the server can give back more than was asked
> of it. What do others think? (esp if there's someone who's only
> writing client code)

As a service implementor this makes my life easier, but from a resource
constrained client's perspective I think giving the client control over the
size of the message may be pretty important.

Received on Tuesday, 5 March 2002 12:47:32 UTC

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