RE: Creating a binary file
> I'd like to create a (proprietary) binary file, on the > Windows platform, using a XSL transformation. You can get 95% of the way with XSLT, by generating an XML representation of the binary file. The final 5% will need some custom code: for example, a home-grown serializer. You will need to decide how to represent the bytes in your XML representation. Most byte values (20-FF) can be represented using the Unicode character whose codepoint is numerically the same as the byte value. For the other values, various representations are possible, for example a processing instruction <?x01?>. Or you might prefer to generate the whole thing as base64 text and then convert it to binary as a post-processing phase. Michael Kay Software AG home: Michael.H.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx work: Michael.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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