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   RE: Inserting an image into an XML document

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  • From: "Borden, Jonathan" <jborden@mediaone.net>
  • To: "W3C XML Developers" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:04:55 -0500

shirin wrote:
> "Borden, Jonathan" wrote:
> > Send an email with an attached image to
> >
> > mailto:test-xmtp@jabr.ne.mediaone.net
> >
> > and it will e-mail you back the (MIME) message including
> attached image in
> > XML. XMTP defines a MIME<->XML mapping.

> I sent an image to test-xmtp and recieved the (MIME) message ,but
> I can not
> see it as an image.I see it like a text.How should I do? I work with IE5!

	The intention is not to demonstrate embedded images in e-mail, rather how
embedded image may be represented as base64 encoded data in an XML document,
or further how a MIME message is transformed into XML.

	That being said, I do, of course, have software to display this using XSL
and HTML... currently I am doing the XSL conversion on the server and the
messages come out as straight HTML pages ... is this at all interesting to
people? I can also produce a XML/XSL document which can be transformed on
the client i.e. in IE5b2 ... currently, XSL doesn't help transforming a
base64 encoded text element into a jpeg file for client viewing so the
server needs to pull off the jpeg and send it as a separate document... if
there is interest, I can set up either/both as a demo...

	so far the best pictures have come from the folks in australia :-)

Jonathan Borden

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