RFC 3548

The Base16, Base32, and Base64 Data Encodings, July 2003

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3548.txt
File formats:
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Obsoleted by:
RFC 4648
Author:
S. Josefsson, Ed.
Stream:
INDEPENDENT

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC3548

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Abstract

This document describes the commonly used base 64, base 32, and base 16 encoding schemes. It also discusses the use of line-feeds in encoded data, use of padding in encoded data, use of non-alphabet characters in encoded data, and use of different encoding alphabets. This memo provides information for the Internet community.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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