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RE: DR305 -- ongoing discussion

From: Henry Lowe <hlowe@omg.org>
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 09:40:01 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.20010103093147.06c13780@emerald.omg.org>
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
OK, I see where you are going.  

However, since this isn't about ensuring XP can support 
adjunct facilities (e.g., signatures), this would probably 
be a different requirement -- 305 seems to be about ensuring 
adjunct facilities can be supported.

A minimalist (compliant) XP, such as you suggest, should be 
able to do more than one message, though -- it needs to be 
able to say "I can't do that" if you ask it to start the car. 
(Also, on the lighter side, why bother having a door at all 
if it's always open?  Sorry, I couldn't resist that :-)

Best regards,
At 05:06 PM 01/02/2001 -0800, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:
>> Unless I misunderstand what you are suggesting, I believe
>> this would get into subsetting (which probably doesn't help
>> interoperability).  I was looking for a set of criteria by
>> which to judge whether XP meet the goals listed in the original
>> DR305, e.g., if XP can't support signatures, it has to be fixed
>> (same for reliable delivery, etc.).
>It is not subsetting at all but rather that it should possible to write a
>compliant XP receiver or sender that can only receive or send one specific or
>a few specific messages. As an example, it should be possible to write a
>compliant XP sender in a garage door and have the only message that it can
>ever send be "I am open".
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