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Team Comment on the Lexica XMSG submission

W3C is pleased to receive the XMSG submission from Lexica, LLC.

The submission provides a description of using XML to send MIME mail like messages that *contain* XML documents, non-XML data and references to other documents. In XMSG, a message consists of information about the message itself, such as the origin, the destination, a unique ID used to identify and track it, as well as management-oriented information, such as its priority, expire time and receipt management.

XML Documents are embedded using a special tag in the message format, with an ID to provide easy reference inside the message.

Even if errors codes remain application-specific, having classes of errors may be helpful for intermediaries.

Note also that using x-lexica in a widely-distributed specification is inconsistent with IETF best current practice:

No provision is made for avoiding collision of experimental
NIDs; they are intended for use within internal or limited
experimental contexts.

URN Namespace Definition Mechanisms - rfc 2611

Next Steps

The submission will be brought to the attention of the XML Protocol Working Group for consideration in the creation of the XML Protocol requirements document.

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Yves Lafon, W3C lead for XML Protocol Activity <ylafon@w3.org>
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