On Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:56:16 -0800, Martin Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>On 12-12-17 08:34 AM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>> On 17 Dec 2012, at 16:29, Syd Bauman <[log in to unmask]>
>>> it doesn't solve the major point that use of <binaryObject> requires
>>> that the binary object itself (instead of a pointer to it) be placed
>>> in the TEI encoding. This makes it untenable for most uses, I think.
>>> E.g., the OGG file for "I Have a Dream" is 10.1 MiB; base-64 encoded
>>> it is 13.6 MiB. That makes managing your TEI file a big pain.
>>> Besides, what if you wanted that speech in several different TEI
>> XInclude is your friend :-}
>I must admit I agree with Syd here: XIncluding a huge binary file is not
>really practical (it'll probably make validation painfully slow, for one
>The question is whether using our existing generic pointing mechanisms
>is perfectly fine, as in Syd's example with <ptr>, or whether we need
>something more syntactic-sugary, analogous with the <graphic> object. If
>the former, we should at least include a couple of examples in the
>> Sebastian Rahtz
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Thanks again to Syd and John for their useful notions and to Sebastian and Martin for their participation in this topic.
As Syd noted handling a huge binary file is not practical now, but I think that when we're thinking about an standard approach we should adopt the cases in near future: it may be the case for the future to handle such an objects! Again I should note that in some cases (especially in linguistic study cases or in some other studies which are related to sound editing, sampling and ...) we may face with some small pieces of audio types which can be included in some new type of books or tutorials. That's why I asked in my first post as the first question about the possibility of such cases.
Best regards, Saeed