Re: XML socket server applications
On Mon, 20 Nov 2000, Tony O'Keeffe wrote: > > I have a question about XML socket server applications, > i.e. applications which: > > 1. listen on a socket > 2. accept a connection > 3. accept one or more XML documents (requests) on the connection > 4. send one or more XML documents (responses) on the connection > 5. close the connection > > Is it more usual to: > > (i) Precede each XML document with a MIME header, > including a Content-Length header (which might > be mandatory for the purposes of the application), OR > (ii) Just send "pure" XML documents with no preceding > headers, OR > (iii) Do something else > We send a 4-byte network-ordered length in front of the XML. -- Bob Kline mailto:bkline@r... http://www.rksystems.com
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