RFC 4648

The Base16, Base32, and Base64 Data Encodings, October 2006

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4648.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 3548
Author:
S. Josefsson
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC4648

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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, use of different encoding alphabets, and canonical encodings. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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