Naive question about binary encodings
I'm sure this is really naïve of me, but I have to admit that I don't understand why binary data cannot be sent within an xml document by providing appropriately namespace-controlled attributes that identify an element type as binary and specify its length. For example: <foo xml:mytype="binary" xml:binarylength="1776"> or some such thing, followed by 1776 octets of whatever one likes. It's kind of like MIME in some respects- as long as its type and length are identified, you can do whatever you like with it. It's so obvious that I am sure it has been rejected already, but, being a mere implementor, I don't quite understand why. Thanks, Linda
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