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RE: Opaque data, XML, and SOAP

From: Eugene Kuznetsov <eugene@datapower.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 15:06:36 -0500
To: "'Laird A Popkin'" <laird@io.com>, "'Elliotte Rusty Harold'" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>, <ice-dev@yahoogroups.com>
Message-ID: <010201c2e809$b8519820$32640a0a@EKi4100>

> The point of all of this is that since there are many fairly 
> simple mechanisms for handling binary data in XML messages, 
> and they've been in widespread production for a couple of 
> years now, so I can't agree with the  assertion that XML 
> can't be used with binary data.

I think Eliotte is saying that it *shouldnt* be used with binary data,
not that it can't be. 

To take the risk of summarizing the other position: since XML will be
used with binary data (wrong or right), let's agree on one or two ways
of doing it -- rather than 20. 

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