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RE: Opaque data, XML, and SOAP

From: Champion, Mike <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 07:55:41 -0700
Message-ID: <9A4FC925410C024792B85198DF1E97E405306474@usmsg03.sagus.com>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rayw@netscape.com [mailto:rayw@netscape.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 8:49 AM
> To: eugene@datapower.com
> Cc: 'John J. Barton'; xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Opaque data, XML, and SOAP
> What is obvious to me is that the infoset is a very poor 
> place to carry  large binary data.

Hmmm.  I tend to agree, but it probably depends on what "large" means in a
particular context. I'll guess that what we need are well-specified
mechanisms that would allow systems designers to *either* carry
reasonably-sized binary data along with the infoset when that is
appropriate, or to attach references to unreasonably sized binary data for
the situations where embedding it in the infoset is inappropriate.  One size
apparently doesn't fit all, from what I can determine from this long-running
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