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Re: xproc article on ibm

From: James Fuller <james.fuller.2007@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 07:01:01 +0200
Message-ID: <a0ad8ffe0806242201o3274980fr2d536060b999bfa5@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Steven Livingstone-Perez" <weblivz@hotmail.com>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 2:23 AM, Steven Livingstone-Perez
> I look forward to seeing more implementations also - I had been writing something that was a more general case (Xml/Xslt being a specific case).

they are coming ...

> I'm still trying to figure out the pros and cons of passing, say a base64 encoded image (and I guess its associated metadata) through XProc as opposed to just using binary as was my original intention.


remember XProc (and all its steps) only accepts XML documents as its
input so trying to manipulate a base64 encoded image would have to be
performed in the context of this data set within an XML document
(perhaps containing the associated metadata you mention).

there are other standards for embedding metadata in an image....
something like Adobe XMP(1) and I could imagine that an XProc
implementation could implement an extension step to work with these
types of images.

cheers, Jim Fuller

1- http://www.adobe.com/products/xmp/
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