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From veit...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1796714 - /webservices/axiom/trunk/src/site/markdown/roadmap.md
Date Mon, 29 May 2017 22:38:02 GMT
Author: veithen
Date: Mon May 29 22:38:02 2017
New Revision: 1796714

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1796714&view=rev
Log:
Remove item about the OMDataSource.serialize(...) API from the roadmap; the methods in question
have been deprecated.

Modified:
    webservices/axiom/trunk/src/site/markdown/roadmap.md

Modified: webservices/axiom/trunk/src/site/markdown/roadmap.md
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/webservices/axiom/trunk/src/site/markdown/roadmap.md?rev=1796714&r1=1796713&r2=1796714&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- webservices/axiom/trunk/src/site/markdown/roadmap.md (original)
+++ webservices/axiom/trunk/src/site/markdown/roadmap.md Mon May 29 22:38:02 2017
@@ -173,42 +173,6 @@ clear that they are not internal or impl
 
 ## APIs that need to be overhauled
 
-### `OMDataSource`
-
-The `OMDataSource` API has evolved over time and there have been several additions, not all
of which
-are well designed. Here is a [partial] list of issues with the design of this API:
-  
-*   The `OMDataSource#serialize(OutputStream, OMOutputFormat)` and `OMDataSource#serialize(Writer,
OMOutputFormat)`
-    are currently only used when a corresponding `serialize` method is invoked directly on
the `OMSourcedElement`
-    instance. This however is a rare event because a `OMSourcedElement` is usually serialized
as part of a larger tree,
-    in which case `OMDataSource#serialize(XMLStreamWriter)` will be used. In addition, these
methods are rarely invoked
-    directly by application code, and code doing this could be easily rewritten to construct
a `OMSourcedElement`
-    first and to use the `serialize` methods on that element.
-
-    The two methods could nevertheless be useful if they were used by `OMSourcedElement`
to optimize the serialization
-    process for `OMDataSource` instances backed by objects that can be serialized to a byte
or character stream in a
-    way that is more efficient than using an `XMLStreamWriter`. This would require `OMSourcedElement`
to bypass
-    the `XMLStreamWriter` and let the `OMDataSource` directly write to the underlying stream.
However, the current
-    API is not correctly designed for this purpose:
-
-    *   Since the two methods are defined by `OMDataSource` (and not by an optional interface),
`OMSourcedElement`
-        has no way of knowing whether the data source implements an optimized serialization
mechanism. In fact, most data sources
-        will have a trivial implementation based on `XMLStreamWriter` and in that case, using
these methods would
-        actually be less efficient than using `OMDataSource#serialize(XMLStreamWriter)`.
-
-    *   To ensure that the optimization always produces well formed XML, the contract of
the two methods would have to clearly
-        specify that the implementation must not write an XML declaration and also must not
write a byte order marker
-        (a byte order marker may only appear at the beginning of the document). In fact,
the `OMOutputFormat` argument
-        is not appropriate because only the charset encoding parameter would be relevant
(for the method that writes
-        to an `OutputStream`).
-
-    *   To correctly serialize the content of the `OMDataSource` as a fragment of a larger
document, the implementation
-        would need information about the current namespace context. However, that information
is not passed to these methods.
-        Without that information, the implementation will likely generate redundant namespace
declarations. It may also
-        generate incorrect XML if there is a default namespace.
-
-    *   The two methods are not XOP aware.
-
 ### `MTOMXMLStreamReader`
 
 This should become an interface:



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