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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Binary Encoding using Base64

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rsalz@datapower.com (Rich Salz) writes:
>What spec says linebreaks are not allowed in base64?

RFC 2045, page 23: 

> These characters, identified in Table 1, below, are
> selected so as to be universally representable, and the set excludes
> characters with particular significance to SMTP (e.g., ".", CR, LF)
> and to the multipart boundary delimiters defined in RFC 2046 (e.g.,
> "-").

On the other hand, page 25 says:
>Any characters outside of the base64 alphabet are to be ignored in
>base64-encoded data.

So maybe there's a case for it.  Or maybe they should use NEL instead of

Simon St.Laurent
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