[Standards] XEP-0115 1.4pre2

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Thu Jul 12 10:52:57 UTC 2007

Dave Cridland wrote:
> For maximum pedantry, you might note that the base64 encoding used 
> MUST NOT contain whitespace (which RFC 4648 says is the default 
> anyway) and MUST set padding bits to 0 (which RFC 4648 says 
> applications MAY require).
> These requirements mean that the resultant base64 from any given input 
> has precisely one form, and so can be used for direct comparison.

Yes, this is important to specify.

- Ian

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