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Re: Draft-gregorio-atompub-multipart on the standards track?
On Jun 15, 2008, at 2:33 PM, Brian Smith wrote:
After reviewing this more carefully, I can see that this is almost
re-invention of XML-binary Optimized Packaging 
I entirely disagree. XOP/MTOM is a means of mapping between a MIME
package, including any old binary crap, and an XML infoset. Its
raison-d'etre is so that people who want to see the world through an
XML lens can pretend that a standalone JPEG is actually the content of
some imaginary XML element. Atompub, on the other hand, lets a JPEG
be a JPEG and an Atom entry be an Atom entry. All that the multipart
draft does is propose that these things can be sent together in one
package rather than separately. There is no mapping to any XML
infoset. Thus, there is no meaningful relationship to XOP/MTOM.