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ramesh kancherla
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can we store images in XML?

if yes then how to parse the images
Laxmikant Ruikar
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Have a look on this site http://www.loc.gov/standards/mix/
it might helpful for you..
ramesh kancherla
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can you tell how to parse the images stored in XML file
Ulf Dittmer
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You'd need to encode the image into characters, maybe using something like base64. Then the image becomes regular ASCII that can be stuffed into an XML document. You couldn't do anything else with the image until the encoding has been reversed, though. Before doing this I'd consider at length if there isn't a better way to store the image (maybe as a file, with the file path in the XML).

Have a look on this site http://www.loc.gov/standards/mix/

That looks like it's just about image metadata, not actual image data - am I missing something?


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ramesh kancherla
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is there any software for converting images into ASCII characters & ASCII characters into image
Ulf Dittmer
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The Apache Commons Codec library implements base-64 encoding/decoding. That lets you convert between the byte[] of the image and an ASCII representation.
 
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