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Re: Removal (Time for XMail?)

From: Ed Mooney <Ed.Mooney@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 13:40:54 GMT
Message-ID: <20001002.13405400@zephyr.Ecd.East.Sun.COM>
To: Fredrik Lundh <fredrik@pythonware.com>
CC: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
It was I who missed your point. I get it now.

  -- Ed

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 10/2/00, 6:02:11 AM, Fredrik Lundh <fredrik@pythonware.com> wrote 
regarding Re: Removal (Time for XMail?):

> Ed wrote:
> > Even if you knew in advance how many CDATA delimiters your data
> > contained, this wouldn't work because the data itself contains markup
> > (]]>) that wouldn't be passed along to the application. That is, what
> > you're indicating as "data]" has an imbedded "]]>").

> Sorry, I don't get it.  With the encoding I described, the parser passes
> a number of CDATA sections to the application.  In the simple case (one
> embedded ]]>), the application gets one section ending with "]", and
> another starting with "]>".  With Bill's alternate encoding, it gets 
> sections (CDATA followed by character data followed by CDATA).

> > However, MIME allows for encodings of binary formats where you couldn't
> > be predict where such markup (]]>) would appear.

> There's no need to predict anything -- just put CDATA delimiters around
> the whole thing, and encode embedded ]]>'s when you see them...

> What am I missing?

> </F>
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