serialization aspects for plattform independent transmission
posted 12 years ago
Hello. As it's known, when one wants to transmit binary data over a media that can only handle pure text, this binaries have to be transformed to pseudo 7-bit characters in order to make the transmission, e.g. of an e-mail including non-textual data over the Internet, possible. For the following, please assume that one wants to serialize binary data to a plattform independent format, suitable for the transmission over the Internet. Using serialization with the Java programming language, there is no need any longer to bother about the transformation of binary data to pure text and then transforming it back to binary on the receiving system. But is it then right to claim that the serialization mechanism really transforms the data in a way that it satisfies the requirements for it being transmittable over connections, allowing 7-bit character transmission only?? The serialization does not transform the contents to pure text, preserving the eventual binary format. It only makes the contents of a file plattform independent: so is it possible to transmit this serialized representation over e.g. the Internet, conforming with its transmission conventions; how and why (not)?? Thanks very much for answering!