[e-lang] [RFP] cross-language object serialization (E <---> Squeak-E)

Robert Withers rwithers12 at attbi.com
Tue Jan 21 06:56:49 UTC 2003

On Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at 01:52 AM, Robert Withers wrote:

> So for now, here is my recommendation for the CapTP negotiation 
> protocol.  It should *not* be Doc-XML-text, but rather a mimic of the 
> way ReplyInfo, Go and GoToo work.  let us call them 
> EncodingsOffered(code=1), EncodingSelected(code=2), 
> EncodingConfirmed(code=3).   They should use Utf encoding for strings. 
>   We come up with a basic set of serialization names:  
> 'JavaSerialized', 'SqueakSerialized', 'WosSerialized-XML', 
> 'WosSerialized-Binary'.  We should also be able to pass properties 
> during the Selected and Confirmed queries just in case we need them 
> for one of the encodings.  This will allow us to evolve.

oops, I think that I do want this negotiation in VatTP.  In CapTP, 
neither side knows who the incoming connection was, do they?


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