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Re: Binary

From: Don Park <donpark@quake.net>
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 14:50:44 -0700
Message-ID: <003a01bd7a02$321a9c90$2ee044c6@arcot-main>
To: <www-dom@w3.org>
>>Basically I'm wonding how binary objects are to be handled in the DOM.
>>Was any consideration given to including a Binary interface derived from
>>Node in Level 1?  As you can guess, I am concerned that any BLOB that I
>>wanted to store in the object model will double in size (unnecessarily)
>>in a Text or CDATASection node.
>This was discussed in Malbourne as part of the discussion about NDATA
>entities (the only way to get binary data in XML). I noted that we
>probably need to provide some interface for directly accessing the
>binary data, and I think most people agreed in principal.
>Expect to see something in the next spec. I will be revising the stuff
>on entities, and will take care of this then.

I would also like to mention that two other developers and I are close to
finishing up a proposal for embedding binary data in XML which does not use
NDATA.  We will be addressing the DOM related issues as well once we are
done.  We are just haggling over the proposal name (the effort started off
as XML-Binary but the proposal now covers more than just binary data so we
are trying to come up with more reasonable name).

Don't worry.  We have our eyes on the ball.  I just wish I knew where the
heck I am ;-).


Don Park
Received on Thursday, 7 May 1998 17:57:53 UTC

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