Last minute request for BASE64 section support in XML 1.0

James Clark jjc at
Sat Feb 7 08:43:37 GMT 1998

Don Park wrote:

> >> 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?
> >
> >There is no chance of such a change being made at this stage.
> Could you please elaborate on why there is no chance of BASE64 section
> proposal being accepted?  As far as I know, XML has not been approved.

XML 1.0 is already a Proposed Recommendation. The W3C process does not
allow major new features to be added between Proposed Recommendation and


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