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From "Ng, Charles" <>
Subject RE: How to transfer Binary data/images
Date Wed, 10 Apr 2002 20:00:01 GMT
Using MIME attachments is probably better than inlining binary data in a
SOAP message since you do not have to base64 encode and decode it.  On
average, how much bigger is the base64 encoded data compared to the data


-----Original Message-----
From: Stan Jordan []
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: How to transfer Binary data/images

You might want to look at this service.  They provide the service both ways.
Personally, I think this is a good approach (let the client choose).

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chester Chen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 11:12 AM
Subject: How to transfer Binary data/images

> Hi,
> I need to download a image (.jpeg) files from server to client (VB).
> Should I use SOAP message to get the URL for the image, then use HTTP to
> download
> the image based on obtained URL, or Should I get the binary data directly
> through SOAP ?
> What's the best practice for such case ?
> Chester

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