[Standards] Binary data over XMPP

Tobias Markmann tmarkmann at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 9 15:47:43 UTC 2007


There are already several binary-to-text encodings which perform a bit
better than Base64, two of them are:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII85 invented by Adobe
2. http://base91.sourceforge.net/

cheers
Tobias Markmann

On Nov 9, 2007 10:29 AM, Michal 'vorner' Vaner <vorner at ucw.cz> wrote:
> Hello
>
> On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 10:18:51AM +0100, Matthias Wimmer wrote:
> > Hi Thomasz!
> >
> > Tomasz Sterna schrieb:
> > > Simplest that comes to mind:
> > > Let's take first 256 allowable UTF-8 characters and assign them to 256
> > > values of a single byte.
> >
> > It is not possible to sent the complete set of the first 256 Unicode
> > code points within XML. E.g. U+0000 cannot be present in an XML document.
>
> That's why there was 'allowable' -- the ones which you are allowed to
> send -- put characters in line, strike out all the ones you can't send
> and take the first 256.
>
> --
> Hallowed be the zeroes and ones
>
> Michal 'vorner' Vaner
>



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