[standards-jig] Pub/Sub Explanation

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Apr 17 03:24:45 UTC 2002


On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Robert Norris wrote:

> > With pure event notification, it is the responsibility of the subject to
> > poll for the content of the change. We might also have more of a push
> > model for certain kinds of content, or a hybrid model. To me, whether
> > we have pure pull, pure push, or hybrid depends on what kind of data
> > is being published. Think of a simple pub/sub system for weblogs. I
> 
> Agreed. What if I'm not interested in the data associated with this
> particular event? Why should I have it forced on me? (though I realise
> that is appropriate in some applications).

I'm definitely not saying that the data would be forced on the 
subscriber, only that it is an option that the subscriber may want
to choose depending on the type of publisher, category, personal
preference, etc.

Peter

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