[jdom-interest] Qe: Binary data in XML

Tom Oinn tmo at ebi.ac.uk
Wed May 30 03:42:47 PDT 2001

Martin Gerlach wrote:
> Is it possible to store binary data in a XML Document, maybe
> CDATA-Section or something else? Or is this not allowed at...
> I don't mean a reference to binary files, i mean binary data
> itself to store in a XML-File.

There's no reason why not, as long as you encode the data in such a way
that it can't accidentally include the closing tag for the CDATA block.
I suspect (although I haven't checked) that the UU-encode that mail
attachments use might do what you want, and there are many
implementations out there.


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