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Tim Bray scripsit:
> If you need to interchange binary data (and we all do) that's fine,
> but don't claim doing so is interoperable and don't try to dress
> it up in XML clothes unless you're willing to base64 it or otherwise
> clearly mark it as an opaque blob.
The issue isn't binary data (IEEE floats, or 32-bit BE integers, or such);
it's character data. Some characters have poorly defined semantics, yes;
but they are characters nevertheless. If such things are very rare,
then Quoted-Printable works well.
John Cowan <email@example.com> http://www.reutershealth.com
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