[erlang-questions] BERT encoding and WebSocket

Antoine Koener <>
Tue Apr 10 15:54:55 CEST 2012

Are you sure that websockets does not support binary data ?

The data type is "blob", or "arraybuffer".

See w3c for more information.

(sorry for not giving you Uris about that, I'm conferencing :)) 

Was in mobile mode ...

On 10 avr. 2012, at 04:26, ngocdaothanh <> wrote:

> What is the best way to use BERT encoding (http://bert-rpc.org/) with
> WebSocket?
> BERT is binary but WebSocket does not support binary at this moment.
> Should I use base64 to encode BERT binary to normal string? Base64 has
> 33% overhead (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base64). How much space can
> BERT save compared to JSON?
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