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Re: describing a service that returns an image/jpg (for example)

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@opensource.lk>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 07:39:15 +0600
To: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Cc: WS-Description WG <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1129685955.8189.14.camel@localhost.localdomain>

On Tue, 2005-10-18 at 18:06 +0200, Hugo Haas wrote:
> That's a nice trick which I think works, and works well for binary
> content. However, in LC337, the DAWG talks about HTML, plain text,
> RDF. Won't they be forced to declare say their RDF as Base64-encoded?

I know that sucks, but that's the reality of SOAP (and XML really): You
can't embed HTML without base64 encoding it. Nor can you embed an XML
document in SOAP without encoding it. If application/rdf+xml is used to
carry an entire XML *document*, then there's no option but to encode it
to carry it in SOAP.

Text is slightly special and can obviously be done with just escaping
instead of encoding but IMO its not worth special casing.

Sanjiva.
Received on Wednesday, 19 October 2005 01:40:10 GMT

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