Re: [Boost-docs] Padding for base64 dataflow iterators ?

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] Padding for base64 dataflow iterators ?
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-04 05:26:32

How about adding a track item to the serialization library so we don't
forget this.

Feel free to suggest you're own text. as well as a patch to the example.

Robert Ramey

Timothy Madden wrote:
> Hello
> Could the documentation page for dataflow iterators in the
> serialization library please state that:
> 1. base64 iterators will /not/ add the padding '=' characters in the
> encoded data, that are present in the canonical encoding in RFC4648
> (The Base16, Base32, and Base64 Data Encodings) ?
> 2. if your binary string to be encoded is not null-terminated, than
> the iterators will not pad the input stream of bits with 0s to reach a
> multiple of 6 bits
> ?
> Just so the user knows she either has to ensure padding, or otherwise
> she should not expect the resulting to exactly follow the RFC, as the
> result might not be suitable for data interchange between
> applications, etc ...
> Or maybe the example could be changed to include padding, which would
> be even better ... :)
> Thank you,
> Timothy Madden

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