On 12/18/2012 9:05 AM, Louis-Dominique Dubeau wrote:
What alternatives are being considered? If the idea is still to go back to <binaryObject>, then here are more reasons against it, 
As the one who brought up <binaryObject>, I'll respond:

I wouldn't advocate using <binaryObject> for large binary objects of any kind -- image, video, or audio. But if the element really is <binaryObject> and not <binaryImage>, it should be as usable for an audio clip as for a small image.

I do wonder about the propriety of embedding a representation of something large, of embedding say an icon image, an audio clip,  a low-bit rate mpeg, or a low-resolution jpg, in the <binaryObject> and then using @facs to point to the full-quality file. It seems natural to me, but @facs is defined just for an image.

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