[Standards-JIG] Avatar Image Hashes
jadestorm at nc.rr.com
Tue Dec 6 00:38:26 UTC 2005
That's exactly what I wanted to hear. =) Still, the question did
come up and it sent some of us into a flurry of "hrm, are we reading
this right?" I mean just because an image is encoded with base64
doesn't mean it's not still data. =) I agree that if it were a hash
of the encoded form that that would be horrible. ;)
On Dec 5, 2005, at 6:33 PM, Sebastiaan Deckers wrote:
> If it says "hash of the image data" then you take the hash of the
> image data. Simple enough.
> Otherwise the spec would say "hash of the base64 encoded image
> data." :-)
> Besides, hashing the base64 representation would introduce more
> uncertainty: should that include the newlines?
> Daniel Henninger wrote:
>> Hi folk!
>> In all three of the avatar implementation JEPs, you are told to
>> generate a hash of the "image data". Until now, we have operated
>> under the assumption that this is a hash of the actual image
>> data, not of the base64-encoded image data. However, after it
>> was brought up on our list, it seems that this is not explicitly
>> specified anywhere. So:
>> 1. Are we indeed correct in thinking that it's a hash of the real
>> image data, not the base64 encoded data?
>> 2. May I request that JEP-0008, JEP-0084, and JEP-0153 all
>> receive minor updates to clarify this?
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