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RE: Images embedded in XML

I think, keeping binary data separate from XML text (if you can) would be a
better choice - one reason being binary to base64 encoding most of time may
increase the final data size.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 3:44 PM
To: darshan@PerfectXML.com; xml-dev@lists.xml.org; 'Seairth Jacobs'
Subject: RE: Images embedded in XML

Dumb question:  In general, is it a good idea to
send any blob like this or would it be better
to keep it out of the XML and put it say elsewhere
in a MIME multipart message?  What use is
there for putting unqueriable large datatypes
into a DOM?


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Darshan Singh [mailto:darshan@PerfectXML.com]

IMHO, CDATA section is not a good way to hold binary data (because then
you'll never be able to represent three byte sequence '5D 5D 3E' (hexr for

To save binary data as part of XML you'll have to use Base64 encoding. I
don't have Java code that illustrates that, but following article might be
useful just to get an idea:
XML and binary data