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From:jon Date:December 16 2005 9:41am
Subject:svn commit - mysqldoc@docsrva: r575 - in trunk: refman-4.1 refman-5.0 refman-5.1
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Author: jstephens
Date: 2005-12-16 10:41:58 +0100 (Fri, 16 Dec 2005)
New Revision: 575

Log:

Misc. remarks about working with BLOBs (response to user comments).



Modified:
   trunk/refman-4.1/data-types.xml
   trunk/refman-5.0/data-types.xml
   trunk/refman-5.1/data-types.xml

Modified: trunk/refman-4.1/data-types.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/refman-4.1/data-types.xml	2005-12-16 08:17:32 UTC (rev 574)
+++ trunk/refman-4.1/data-types.xml	2005-12-16 09:41:58 UTC (rev 575)
@@ -4348,6 +4348,19 @@
         in contrast to all other data types, for which storage is
         allocated once per column when the table is opened.
       </para>
+      
+      <para>
+        In some cases, it may be desirable to store binary data such as
+        media files in <literal>BLOB</literal> or
+        <literal>TEXT</literal> columns. You may find MySQL's string
+        handling functions useful for working with such data. See 
+        <xref linkend="string-functions"/>. For security and other
+        reasons, it is usually preferable to do so using application
+        code rather than allowing application users the
+        <literal>FILE</literal> privilege. You can discuss specifics for
+        various languages and platforms in the MySQL Forums 
+        (<ulink url="http://forums.mysql.com/"/>). 
+      </para>
 
     </section>
 

Modified: trunk/refman-5.0/data-types.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/refman-5.0/data-types.xml	2005-12-16 08:17:32 UTC (rev 574)
+++ trunk/refman-5.0/data-types.xml	2005-12-16 09:41:58 UTC (rev 575)
@@ -3995,9 +3995,7 @@
         to fit. If the truncated characters are not spaces, a warning is
         generated. You can cause an error to occur and the value to be
         rejected rather than to be truncated with awarning by using
-        strict SQL mode. See
-        <xref
-          linkend="server-sql-mode"/>.
+        strict SQL mode. See <xref linkend="server-sql-mode"/>.
       </para>
 
       <para>
@@ -4154,6 +4152,19 @@
         in contrast to all other data types, for which storage is
         allocated once per column when the table is opened.
       </para>
+      
+      <para>
+        In some cases, it may be desirable to store binary data such as
+        media files in <literal>BLOB</literal> or
+        <literal>TEXT</literal> columns. You may find MySQL's string
+        handling functions useful for working with such data. See 
+        <xref linkend="string-functions"/>. For security and other
+        reasons, it is usually preferable to do so using application
+        code rather than allowing application users the
+        <literal>FILE</literal> privilege. You can discuss specifics for
+        various languages and platforms in the MySQL Forums 
+        (<ulink url="http://forums.mysql.com/"/>). 
+      </para>
 
     </section>
 

Modified: trunk/refman-5.1/data-types.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/refman-5.1/data-types.xml	2005-12-16 08:17:32 UTC (rev 574)
+++ trunk/refman-5.1/data-types.xml	2005-12-16 09:41:58 UTC (rev 575)
@@ -3993,6 +3993,19 @@
         in contrast to all other data types, for which storage is
         allocated once per column when the table is opened.
       </para>
+      
+      <para>
+        In some cases, it may be desirable to store binary data such as
+        media files in <literal>BLOB</literal> or
+        <literal>TEXT</literal> columns. You may find MySQL's string
+        handling functions useful for working with such data. See 
+        <xref linkend="string-functions"/>. For security and other
+        reasons, it is usually preferable to do so using application
+        code rather than allowing application users the
+        <literal>FILE</literal> privilege. You can discuss specifics for
+        various languages and platforms in the MySQL Forums 
+        (<ulink url="http://forums.mysql.com/"/>). 
+      </para>
 
     </section>
 

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