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Re: Opaque data, XML, and SOAP

From: Ray Whitmer <rayw@netscape.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 10:23:45 -0700
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
To: "Champion Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Message-Id: <36A690D0-53E6-11D7-BE1F-000393676776@netscape.com>

On Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at 07:55 AM, Champion, Mike wrote:

>> What is obvious to me is that the infoset is a very poor
>> place to carry  large binary data.
> Hmmm.  I tend to agree, but it probably depends on what "large" means 
> in a
> particular context. I'll guess that what we need are well-specified
> mechanisms that would allow systems designers to *either* carry
> reasonably-sized binary data along with the infoset when that is
> appropriate, or to attach references to unreasonably sized binary data 
> for
> the situations where embedding it in the infoset is inappropriate.  One 
> size
> apparently doesn't fit all, from what I can determine from this 
> long-running
> thread.

You left out the case I was expressing concern over.  Carrying a large 
binary along WITH an infoset (in an appropriate envelope) is more likely 
to be reasonable than carrying it IN the infoset.

Ray Whitmer
Received on Tuesday, 11 March 2003 12:23:49 UTC

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