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Re: Images embedded in XML

On Sun, 8 Apr 2001, Rick Jelliffe wrote:

> >...XML isn't good enough to realistically embed
> >binary objects inside it, so they have to go over a seperate connection
> >with some complex referencing mechanism.
> Actually it seems like issues of how defaultable/compressible the data is,
> and how inheritence is handled, which  determine whether an XML document or
> a binary document is smaller. The specifics of how things are done seem to
> dominate theory-based expectations.

Default-handling could easily be handled in a binary format, too... I
mean, look at most image file formats!

> Rick Jelliffe


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