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From Jeff Turner <>
Subject Re: [RT] (long) Rethinking Finite State Machine Approach to Flow Management
Date Sat, 01 Dec 2001 01:45:56 GMT
On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 01:38:17PM -0500, Jason Foster wrote:
> Moving away from the FSM example, consider the example of generating a 
> reply to a URI.  Right now we declare the pipeline explicitly.  We match on 
> the URI and then process away.  An alternative would be to consider the URI 
> as a proposition and the "sitemap" as declaring a set of axioms.  When a 
> request comes in an inference engine determines if you can "prove" the URI 
> using the axioms.  Each axiom could add something to the output stream or 
> to whatever it is that actions use to store their results.  The the URI is 
> "provable" then we send the reply to the client.  If it isn't, then we send 
> a 404.

I think you're on to something there, but my feeble mind can't quite
picture it. Do you have a sitemap or prolog snippet or something to
illustrate how this could be expressed?

> Jason Foster

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