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Binary characters in XML
Subject: Binary characters in XML|
From: Neil Smith <neil@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 11:15:55 +0100
You will need to encode the binary data as Base-64 data, and un-encode it
for use. Base 64 is guaranteed to produce only text characters.
XML does not support inline binary data, as it can contain illegal (for
XML) characters which break the parser. The parser is *required* not to
parse the document if it contains such charcters, and there is no way you
can do it the way you are trying.
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Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 23:38:17 -0500
From: "Michael Leung" <mmhleung@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Binary characters in XML
I am trying to transform an XML document:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="bin.xsl"?>
into a binary file with the contents being the value of
the binary element in the above using the following
<xsl:output encoding="utf-8" />
I tried using MSXSL from Microsoft and I got an "Invalid unicode
I also tried using Saxon and I got an "illegal XML character " error.
In IE, those characters are displayed as rectangles ().
I wonder why the XSLT processors are complaining about these
characters and I wonder if it is possible to carry out such a
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