[jdom-interest] Binary files as XML content
aspicool at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 22 08:14:47 PDT 2000
Is it invalid to use binary data as content of XML elements, even if it is part of a CDATA section.
I wanted to build a file transfer function on top of XML. It works fine except that it complains about "Invalid XML character" when I try with binary files like .tar or .jpg.
So, is my assumption correct that XML contents should only be printable text?
I suppose that would force me to build file transfer by reading / writing over Servlet input/output streams.
Just want to double check before I change course.
Does anyone know of public domain utility Java methods to do that?
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