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From "Vladimir Mijatovic" <>
Subject RE: How to transfer Binary data/images
Date Thu, 09 May 2002 15:33:10 GMT
Charles, Chester, all

Are there any samples of how to pass binary data to a SOAP client? We
have a soaplite client (perl) and a java server (tomcat/axis/jdk 1.4).
We're using HTTP Post as the transport. The service is extracting some
BLOB data from an oracle database and needs to send it to the client.
The byte array won't work because it gets broken-up into individual
bytes in the response body.

Any help is GREATLY apprecited!


-----Original Message-----
From: Ng, Charles [] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 4:00 PM
To: ''
Subject: RE: How to transfer Binary data/images

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). Stan

----- 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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