David Cattran writes:
> Please excuse my ignorance, but I'm pretty new to the whole XML/SGML
> game. Is there any provision or is it reasonable to include sections of
> opaque, or binary, or compressed information within an XML document or
Raw binary cannot be possible, because it could accidentally contain
a sequence of bytes which formed markup which would make the file
Encoded data of some kind, like Base64 or Uuencode, is possible
provided the encoding mechanism never uses "<" or "&".
> I have a feeling that this might be a big bad no-no, since maybe the
> point of XML is to have everything be in text form?
XML uses Unicode, so "text" does not necessarily mean "ASCII text"