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The "data:" URI scheme considered helpful

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 16:53:28 -0400
Message-ID: <3925A9C8.6FDBDC99@reutershealth.com>
To: "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
The "data:" URI scheme can be used to serve the purpose of ephemeral
namespace names quite nicely.  In its simplest form, it is "data:,"
followed by an arbitrary string of URL-safe characters and %xx escapes.
If dereferenced, it returns the URL-decoded string as a text/plain document.
(Try it in your Netscape browsers.)


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