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RE: Handling images / scanned files


scanned files
> Is it possible to include data types that support exchange of image files
> (scanned)  in a xml message ? If so what are these data types ?

Either use base64 encoded data inline in the XML (and stay away from DOM
parsers),
or use RFC 2387 multipart/related MIME encapsulation and use a URI in the
XML that points to a CID: part of the message.

See "XML-binary Optimized Packaging" [1] and "XForms Serialization as
multipart/related" [2] as examples.

Also take a look at the XML Binary Characterization Working Group [3].

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xop10/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xforms/slice11.html#serialize-multipart
[3] http://www.w3.org/XML/Binary/

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