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From Adam Murdoch <>
Subject Re: VFS and JNDI
Date Wed, 26 Feb 2003 13:27:09 GMT
On Wed, 26 Feb 2003 02:17 am, Hanasaki JiJi wrote:
> Any comparisons on VFS vs JNDI?  seems very similar to me.

They are very similar.  JNDI is a little more general: a namespace of Objects.  
VFS is a little more specific: a hierarchy of files.

VFS does not try to be as universal as JNDI does, even though there is going 
to be plenty of overlap (find by name, create, delete, get/set attribute, 
etc).  VFS adds things that don't make sense under JNDI's more general model 
(get content as a stream, content signing, copy a tree, converting to/from, etc), and does things in a way that reflects how files get used 
(as opposed to how generic namespaces of Objects get used).


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