Re: [apps-discuss] +exi

Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> Tue, 13 December 2011 21:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] +exi
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On 12/13/11 11:02 AM, SM wrote:
> At 09:45 13-12-2011, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> It seems to me that #2 might not be an encoding of the relevant +xml
>> content type, but might be a different content type, so +exi might be
>> appropriate.
> 
> I don't know whether Item B at
> http://www.ietf.org/proceedings/78/minutes/yam.txt is relevant to the
> discussion.

Sort of. :)

The case of gzipped SVG is a good example of an encoding of a content
type. The case of a binary representation of an XML infoset might be an
example of a content type (as opposed to a compressed encoding of
textual XML, which I think we all agree is an encoding of a content
type). Before IETF 82, I was not aware of the EXI mode that represents
an XML infoset directly in binary, but some folks there enlightened me,
so I think there is more subtlety here than was reflected in this thread
in early November.

Peter

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