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Mon Nov 21 15:35:22 CET 2011
21.11.2011, 18:32, "Atlant Schmidt" <aschmidt at dekaresearch.com>:
> I’m not sure I understand your question so let me try an answer
> and you can tell us whether that answer is germane to your
> question ;-).
> Essentially, there are two ways to store any non-textual
> data in association with a basically-textual document:
> o Internally – In this situation, you store the actual
> non-textual data within the text document. This almost
> always requires recoding it into a textual format that
> will fit within your text document. Base64 encoding is
> one very common method of doing this. The upside is
> that everything you (or your users) need is in one file;
> nothing gets lost or left behind if the file is transferred.
> The downsides are that 1) the file can grow large; 2) the
> file contains long runs of date that’s not-very-readable
> by humans; and 3) the user will need your tool to extract
> the embedded images (etc.).
4) It requires some CPU time to decode blobs.
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