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From jhakim <>
Subject Re: Nested MapMessage
Date Wed, 14 Jun 2006 22:21:24 GMT


MapMessage has the same power and flexibility as XML (the universal
self-describing data structure) as long as arbitrary nesting is allowed.
Take away nesting and MapMessage becomes a very simplistic structure that
cannot easily handle real-world application needs. 

In recognition of this fact, many vendors allow nesting of MapMessage - e.g.
TIBCO EMS. Some vendors, such as SonicMQ provide proprietary APIs when it
comes to nesting. This, in my opinion, is a very poor design strategy
because it binds clients too closely with the vendor API.
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