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describing binary content in XML

From: John Wilbanks <wilbanks@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 15:34:30 -0400
Message-ID: <41113A46.9050104@w3.org>
To: Eric.Neumann@aventis.com, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

From the tech team here...let me know if this helps.


On Tue, 2004-07-27 at 11:27, John Wilbanks wrote:

>> A thread that I can't help on - any thoughts from the tech folk?

I think the SOAP/XML Protocol folks are working on something relevant...
Let's see... ah; quite recent...

 SOAP 1.2 Attachment Feature

There's a figure in section 5 that shows a binary .wav file packaged
with a SOAP message. But you'd never guess that the document
is related to the problems of sticking binary data in/near XML
from its abstract:

"This document defines a SOAP feature that represents an abstract model
for SOAP attachments. It provides the basis for the creation of SOAP
bindings that transmit such attachments along with a SOAP envelope, and
provides for reference of those attachments from the envelope. SOAP
attachments are described using the notion of a compound document
structure consisting of a primary SOAP message part and zero or more
related documents parts known as attachments."

John Wilbanks
W3C Fellow
Semantic Web - Life Sciences
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