my favorite parse (was Re: [Ma-linux] HTTP returning a file)
Johnson, Steve (NIH/OD/ORS) [E]
johnsons at vrp.ncrr.nih.gov
Fri Mar 16 11:20:08 EDT 2007
>> And how is this different from a MIME type?
>> All a MIME type is is meta-data about the file that you're sending.
What I'm trying to do with that is apply a concept that is singularly appropriate or especially robust (even brain dead).
This "out of band" concept is early (1700s) and fundamental enough to be a linguistic concept - it is my favorite parse.
Is it is is it not "Out Of Band"
Not to separate "out of band" from in band information leads to confusion.
Ex. in security work the lock & key are "out of band" and the traffic or content is the process, that is the container that has a hasp lock on the front.
Networks transmit serial information (although I'm sure extra lines for control data never hurt anyone, as on the system bus or a back-plane.)
So with serial transmission the "out of band" information could be confused with the traffic/message itself.
Does that explain anything?
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