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[Bug 8879] [XQ31ReqUC] Requirement: Binary Serialization Method

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Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 09:18:17 +0000
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Adam Retter <adam@exist-db.org> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Adam Retter <adam@exist-db.org> ---
Just for reference on an existing approach - In eXist we have simply added the
serialization method "binary". Of course we already have functions for reading
binary documents, these produce an xs:base64Binary which is never actually
realised (its a re-readable stream underneath), when you have the serialization
method binary we return the raw binary underlying the xs:base64binary value.

So far we have never been asked for operations to work with bytes, rather
people so far have wanted to work at the granularity of Binary Documents in our

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