Other Advanced Topics
When a chapter title includes the phrase “Advanced Topics” there is always the risk that the content might not line up with what every reader considers advanced. The term “advanced” is subjective at best and depends upon the background and experience of the developer as well as the complexity of application being developed.
What we can say is that, in large part, the topics in this chapter are those that were intended (during development of the specification) to be of a more advanced nature or to be used by more advanced developers. There are a few exceptions to this rule, though. For example, we included optimistic ...