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RE: [hyades-dev] XML-based command data
Although we haven't engaged strongly with the HCE activities I'd like to
put in a yes vote from Scapa.
From: apratt [mailto:apratt@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 21 September 2004 19:23
Subject: RE: [hyades-dev] XML-based command data
> I?d appreciate if everyone with an interest in this could drop a quick
?yes? or ?no?
I think the chief advantages that a binary protocol can't touch are:
traffic logging and analysis by humans and generic components
don't know particular command interfaces
extensibility while maintaining backward version compatibility
(old client, new agent) by using defaults for missing parameters
I think all other semantic issues could be satisfied equally by a binary
vs. XML encoding. There are tradeoffs for optimization in various
dimensions, but they're the same in underlying capabilities.
-- Allan Pratt, apratt@xxxxxxxxxx
Rational software division of IBM
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