[Standards-JIG] Proposed Changes to JEP-60 - PubSub

Jacek Konieczny jajcus at bnet.pl
Fri Jun 4 07:16:47 UTC 2004

On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 06:27:01PM -0400, Fletcher, Boyd C. J9C534 wrote:
> You could use the data form spec to specify what the separator for
> a node is, but I really think it belongs in the core specification for
> PubSub. My changes to sections 11.3 and 11.5 (which both deal with
> Node naming) are:
> 11.3 Node and item id uniqueness 
>  NodeIDs and ItemIDs MUST be treated as unique identifiers. NodeIDs
>  and ItemIDs can only contain AlphaNumeric characters. 

What is AlphaNumeric character? ASCII [0-9a-zA-Z] or any Unicode letter
or number?  Why one should be not allowed to use JIDs as NodeID (that
would be very usefull sometimes)?

> 11.5 Handling node hierarchies 
> NodeIDs MUST have semantic value in implementations of pubsub.

Why? In many situtation an opaque identifier is enough, and much more


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