Binary Data in XML

James Tauber jtauber at
Wed Sep 30 19:19:54 BST 1998

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Bray <tbray at>
>Suppose I wrote up a NOTE, should occupy less than one page, proposing
>a reserved attribute xml:packed with, for the moment, only two
>allowed values, "none" and "base64".

Could this be viewed as merely a predefined notation attribute and notation?
In other words, would it be true to say that what you are suggesting could
be achieved right now with notation attributes and notations, the only
problem is you'd need a DTD and a validating (or "DTD-aware") parser and you
are wanting to avoid this requirement?

James Tauber

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