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Re: svndiff and XML

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-10-11 23:14:01 CEST

On Wed, Oct 11, 2000 at 01:40:50PM -0700, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
>
> Only a format that uses a content-length descriptor can embed arbitrary
> binary data into a composite form;

This is untrue. Consider HTTP/1.1 chunked data. That is "streamy", in that
it doesn't have a Content-Length. (well, an overall C-L; it does have
something like a C-L for each chunk)

>...
> Do we need to go all the way down to base64?

No.

The DAV code can easily transfer binary data over the wire. Even in a
streamy fashion. We aren't going to need to do any encoding for content or
diffs transferred via DAV.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:10 2006

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