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Re: [PATCH] add --xml to proplist command

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-07-26 23:18:39 CEST

On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, se˝ior ┐tyrtle? wrote:

> On 7/26/05 2:22 AM, "Julian Foad" <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> sneezed:

> The code is currently using an 'xml:endcoding="base64"' attribute (again XML
> 1.1?), which I think is fairly known, is it worth using something less
> common just because it might be "more readable"?
Excuse my ignorance (honest), but where is xml:encoding defined? I didn't
find it in the XML 1.1 spec. That prefix is reserved, so we have to be
careful with what we use. An alternative would be "encoding", but if
"xml:encoding" is well-defined in some spec it might be OK and even a good
thing to use that.

> Why is base64 so bad, the speed, the size?
My only concern is human readability and ease of debugging. I think base64
is fine where the data can't be represented in XML as "plain text".


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