Re: [Json] Working Group Last Call on draft-ietf-json-text-sequence

John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> Fri, 23 May 2014 01:32 UTC

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Tim Bray scripsit:

>    Ideally such datasets could be parsed and processed one element at a
>    time.  Even if each element must be parsed in a not-online manner due
>    to local choice of parser, the result will usually be sufficiently
>    online: limited by the size of the biggest element in the sequence
>    rather than by the size of the sequence.
> 
> 
> The second sentence is klunky and I don’t understand what it’s trying
> to say.  I suggest attaching the first sentence to the previous para
> and just losing the 2nd sentence.

The key to understanding the second sentence is that "online" means what
you and I call "streaming".

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