Hi, this is a very specific question... When i send a byte over the network via a http connection from within a midlet, is this a 7 or an 8 bit value?

I am compressing a data stream and would prefer to use all 8 bits.

This question may have come up if someone else was sending binary data like an image over a http connection using java within a midlet.

I only ask because some proportions of the tcp/ ip internet data path require mime encoding of 8 bit data down to 7 bit data etc etc.