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From "Thomas B. Passin" <tpas...@mitretek.org>
Subject Re: Binary data with SOAP
Date Tue, 19 Dec 2000 15:03:02 GMT
Clarke, Agnes responded to Dmitri about binary data -

> In general you should avoid this! You cannot guarantee that the binary
data
> does not include syntactically significant XML characters. Rather use
some
> variant of (eg) base 64 encoding on the binary data.

Also, in xml, certain non-printing characters are not allowed at all. So
you really need to do something like base-64 encoding (or use character
references, but that would be painful for anything but the shortest
piece of binary data).

Tom P



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