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From "Thomas B. Passin" <tpas...@mitretek.org>
Subject Re: question about embedded data in XML
Date Wed, 01 Nov 2000 23:44:05 GMT
Mark Shacklette

> We have a need to embed the following types of information in an XML
document:
>
> strings that themselves contain XML (which we DON'T want parsed)
> strings that themselves contain HTML (which we also don't want parsed)
> encoded data that may be binary data encoded which could contain
ANYTHING
> (which we also don't want parsed).
>
> Does anyone have any recommendations on XML best practices to handle
the above
> data needs?
>
This is what CDATA sections are for.  Binary data should be base-64
encoded, then put into a CDATA section.

Tom Passin


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