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Re: Draft of Binary module

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:10:19 +0000
Message-ID: <5141DA4B.3050808@nag.co.uk>
To: Adam Retter <adam@exist-db.org>
CC: EXPath <public-expath@w3.org>
On 14/03/2013 13:48, Adam Retter wrote:
> Are you saying that octet does not mean octal number? If so, what
> does octet mean? does it in fact mean byte? if so can we just call it
> a byte please.

octet means a number in the 8bit range (not that it is represented in
base 8) whereas byte means a system dependent unit of memory (almost
always now but not originally) 8 bits.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octet_%28computing%29

David
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