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

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Rich Salz wrote:
>> RFC 2045, page 23: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2045.txt
> Please turn to the next page:
>    The encoded output stream must be represented in lines of no more
>    than 76 characters each.  All line breaks or other characters not
>    found in Table 1 must be ignored by decoding software.

That's specific to quoted-printable. Base64 is in section 7.8. It's 
reasonable to treat them as separate transfer encodings.

Specific to b64:

Care must be taken to use the proper octets for line breaks if 
base64 encoding is applied directly to text material that has not 
been converted to canonical form.  In particular, text line breaks 
must be converted into CRLF sequences prior to base64 encoding.  The 
important thing to note is that this may be done directly by the 
encoder rather than in a prior canonicalization step in some 

Bill de hÓra


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