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Embedding support property

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 08:17:59 -0500
Message-ID: <421F2587.2010506@metalab.unc.edu>
To: public-xml-binary-comments@w3.org

I challenge the claim that "Other formats, such as XML and TIFF, permit 
embedding simply by virtue of flexibility: they do nothing to prevent 
file embedding. However, because these formats have no mechanism for 
distinguishing an embedded file from other types of data, tight 
agreement is still required between the sender and the receiver for 
interchange."

Specifically, I think the statement that "these formats have no 
mechanism for distinguishing an embedded file from other types of data" 
is factually inaccurate when referring to XML. (I don't know about 
TIFF). This is exactly what NOTATION type attributes are designed to do.

-- 
Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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