How to use binary data with XML?

Paul Prescod paul at
Wed Apr 21 04:20:00 BST 1999

xml wrote:
> Granted on other platforms it would be a problem to edit such files,
> but should file editing concerns dictate how efficiently data is
> stored?

YES! Completely. It is precisely ease of text editing on common platforms
that makes XML so popular. Otherwise XML could be completely binary and
much more compact.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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