and they represent it the same way (there is no special file type for text and binary in
filesystem either). The only difference is in case sensitivity - taken from mysql manual.
You can also store binary objects in text.
Chris Shiflett wrote:
--- Marek Kilimajer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
BLOB is like TEXTIn what way? BLOB is binary large object. Text is ... text. One is
binary, and the other is ASCII. The only similarity I can think of is
that they both represent data. However, the format is completely
Open up a binary file in a text editor, and then do the same with a
regular text file. I think you will notice a significant difference.
Or, consider the representation of 16 in binary versus ASCII:
binary - 10000
ascii - 0011000100110110
As Sterling mentioned, using addslashes() on binary data is a bad
idea. The same can be said for any string operations intended for
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