Last minute request for BASE64 section support in XML 1.0

Don Park donpark at
Sat Feb 7 02:30:56 GMT 1998

It looks like XML is about to be approved as standard by W3C.  Could we
please have BASE64 sections as a part of XML standard 1.0?  Everyone who
support this idea, please reply to this message (short replies please to

[to be inserted somewhere between 2.7 and 2.8 of XML spec]

Using BASE64 sections


I am not sure if conflicts badly with SGML but, if not, it could be
immensely helpful for developers.

Regarding SAX, we could have a callback for binary data similar to the
characters() callback.  As far as W3C DOM is concerned, we will need a
another Node type (BINARY).


Don Park

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