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Re: Binary data in text-based protocol formats

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 07:53:01 +0900
Message-Id: <199902230049.JAA14304@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: Jacob Palme <jpalme@dsv.su.se>
Cc: discuss@apps.ietf.org
At 10:21 99/02/22 +0100, Jacob Palme wrote:
> At 03.40 +0100 99-02-21, Martin J. Duerst wrote:
> > The web can easily include binary data, it's done all the time
> > with images, just use a link instead of putting things inline :-).
> If you want to include everything in one document, I assume you
> would then use multipart/related?

This is one possibility. The problem with this is the boundaries,
but I guess it should be possible to construct boundaries that
cannot appear in XML (such as something like <><>]]>]]> or something
along these lines). [I'm just checking this with some XML experts].

> Another alternative I have been thinking of would be to use
> base64 encoding of binary data.

Yes indeed.

Regards,   Martin.

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Received on Monday, 22 February 1999 19:51:16 UTC

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