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Re: [xml-dev] Seek your help in compiling a list of "facts aboutbase64-encoded data"

On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 9:09 AM, Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org> wrote:

> 1.       Base64-encoded data is plain text, consisting of these 64 ASCII characters: a-z, A-Z, 0-9, +, / and the equals symbol ( = ).

As a common extension, base64 can also contain arbitrary whitespace, which is ignored.  This is the normal way of encoding whole documents in base64.

There are several encodings related to base64, all documented in RFC 4648 <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4648>.

John Cowan          http://vrici.lojban.org/~cowan        cowan@ccil.org
                if if = then then then = else else else = if;

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