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From Brian McCallister <>
Subject Re: STOMP and JMSType
Date Wed, 14 Jun 2006 16:27:11 GMT

On Jun 13, 2006, at 11:42 PM, James Strachan wrote:

> On 6/13/06, Nathan Mittler <> wrote:
>> So it sounds like we're all in agreement on the content-type  
>> header.  For
>> text, it would be something like "text"
> There could be a few values of Content-type which map to text
> (text/xml, application/soap, application/xml etc).
> Incidentally the default implementation for sending an ObjectMessage /
> MapMessage to a Stomp client could be to use XStream to turn it into
> XML and mark it as text/xml. Otherwise its gonna be extremely hard for
> a typical Stomp client to read the message.

I don't think that is a very good default, actually. The default  
needs to be conservative and try hard to save the information there.  
It is not unreasonable that a serialized java object is a valid  
payload to a perl client -- it is just another binary payload.

>> and for bytes it would be
>> "application/octet-stream".  So this would not be an application- 
>> level
>> header, but would be used by my stomp client code to determine  
>> which message
>> type to create.
>> If we're all in agreement with that, then it seems to make sense  
>> that the
>> default functionality of the broker be modified to handle content- 
>> type in
>> this way.
>> And if that's true, then it seems like this particular issue is  
>> resolved.
>> This way, we get it into the 4.1 release with no problems.  We can  
>> create
>> another issue to do the refactoring as you've suggested ... which  
>> will
>> probably take a little more time and several conversations to get  
>> right.
>> How does this sound?
> Sounds great.
> -- 
> James
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