Streams, protocols, documents and fragments
Mark.Birbeck at iedigital.net
Wed Feb 24 17:29:26 GMT 1999
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim.Shaw at wdr.com [SMTP:Tim.Shaw at wdr.com]
> I agree with the arguments so far - just send lots of little
> documents, and the protocol is just a layer on top, to be removed
> the input stream processor.
> But, isn't the example below not wf XML - it doesn't seem to have
You don't need a prolog to be well-formed ...
> I have no problem with that either - again, you need a client
> stream processor to pick apart the XML ... what do I call them?
> 'chunks' ... chunks and, using some client side determination,
> add the
> prolog - and then pass it to the XML parser as a WF (and
> valid) XML document.
> This is 'trivial', and interleaving the protocol stuff is no
> problem (plenty of examples, and I've done it at least 5 times
> different socket-based systems).
> My concern tho' is that we require a piece of Client-side stream
> processing logic to pick up the XML 'chunks' and convert them to
> WF XML - and this is not standard (read 'generally agreed' to
> mention of inertia).
... so you don't need to 'create' a document from the packets.
However, I don't see any reason why we can't include prolog
information in this model, if, for example, you need a DTD for the
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