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Re: [Bug 4895] base64 encoding does not allow whitespace

From: Steve Schafer <steve@fenestra.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 16:55:19 -0400
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <levpa39s9mgd6hgcjm52ddklnhgf7orhsh@4ax.com>

On Mon, 30 Jul 2007 19:56:38 +0000, you wrote:

>extraneous whitespace is not valid in base64 encoding

That should be, "Whitespace is not valid in a URI, even if that URI
contains embedded base64-encoded data."

Whitespace _is_ perfectly valid in base64-encoded data in general, of
course.

Interestingly, while RFC 2396 prohibits whitespace in a URI, the example
given in RFC 2397 showing baseb4-encoded data embedded in a URI _does_
include whitespace.

Steve Schafer
Fenestra Technologies Corp.
http://www.fenestra.com/
Received on Monday, 30 July 2007 20:55:42 GMT

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