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Re: use cases for MTOM

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 10:06:26 -0400
To: Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com>
Cc: Anish Karmarkar <Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com>, "John J. Barton" <John_Barton@hpl.hp.com>, "Xml-Dist-App@W3. Org" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF5E11679B.B822D741-ON85256D9E.004911DE@lotus.com>

ANish Karmarkar writes:

> I am using the term 'streaming' in a difference sense than you are.
> I was using it from the point of view of applications APIs (i.e. 
> streaming APIs) and not as a unending broadcast stream.

But I think these are related.  If your "broadcast" stream is of modest 
size relative to the link speed, then streaming APIs are not particularly 
necessary.  To make the point, consider and extreme case:  you wouldn't 
want lots of streaming APIs for a 10 byte message "hey, I got 2 more 
bytes."  That's slower than a single call that says "I got all 10".  The 
deep reason for streaming APIs, IMO, is to deal with very large messages.

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