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Re: Glossary "non-text content" Small Nit

From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 16:25:23 +0200
Message-ID: <434E6E53.1010900@w3development.de>
To: 'WAI WCAG List' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Richard Ishida wrote:
>> I cannot understand this.  Images and binary content are transferred as
>> bytes, but not Unicode characters, surely.

Chris Ridpath wrote:
> Images and binary content are usually send as ASCII characters. Weird eh?
> Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the MIME standard:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIME

In MIME, yes. But this is Web Content Accessibility, not Email 
Accessibility. However, there may be situations when binary data are 
stored as characters, Base64 encoded, e.g. when using the data URL scheme.
Johannes Koch
In te domine speravi; non confundar in aeternum.
                             (Te Deum, 4th cent.)
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