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From "Scott Sanders" <ssand...@nextance.com>
Subject RE: Codec Sandbox (was: To fork or not ...)
Date Thu, 24 Jan 2002 17:39:42 GMT
Yes, I think the date formatting things should go in here as well.  That
fits the one format to another idea very well.


Scott

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Magnus ?or Torfason [mailto:magnus@handtolvur.is] 
> Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 2:01 AM
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: RE: Codec Sandbox (was: To fork or not ...)
> 
> 
> Yupp, there is a lot of Base64 out there, but a lot of it is 
> not according to the spec, so it does not work in general 
> cases (The requirement that a Base64 decoder ignore 
> everything except the 64 allowable letters is something that 
> is often broken).
> 
> Having a single stable source for Base64 would enable people 
> to use it as a black box, instead of lifting only the Base64 
> class from a framework (because they aren't using the 
> framework), fixing it, and spawning yet another Base64 class.
> 
> Another thing that I would like to see, from the standpoint a 
> heavy user of XML datatypes, is a compliant ISO xxxx Date 
> encoder/decoder.  I'm not sure if this is an orthodox view of 
> codecs, but I see Base64 as a datatype<->string mapping 
> (byte[]), and a date codec is also a datatype<->string 
> mapping (java.lang.Date).
> 
> If you are interested, I have an IsoDate class that does 
> this.  It is not fully compliant (especially in the parsing, 
> I would like to have a class that could parse any iso 
> compliant representation into a date), but maybe a start?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Magnus
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Scott Sanders [mailto:ssanders@nextance.com]
> > Sent: 24. januar 2002 04:23
> > To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> > Subject: RE: Codec Sandbox (was: To fork or not ...)
> >
> >
> > I found at least 8 in 15 minutes of looking.  I didn't even make it 
> > through all of apache's codebase.
> >
> > Scott
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Paulo Gaspar [mailto:paulo.gaspar@krankikom.de]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 7:57 PM
> > > To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> > > Subject: RE: Codec Sandbox (was: To fork or not ...)
> > >
> > >
> > > Yeah! Base64 is everywhere!
> > > =:o)
> > >
> > > Have fun,
> > > Paulo Gaspar
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Sam Ruby [mailto:rubys@us.ibm.com]
> > > > Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 4:08 AM
> > > > To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> > > > Subject: RE: Codec Sandbox (was: To fork or not ...)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Paulo Gaspar wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Axis (xml-apache)
> > > > >  org.apache.axis.attachments:
> > > > >    MimeUtils  (using javax.mail stuff to do
> > > > >                "weird multipart stuff")
> > > >
> > > > Axis also has org.apache.axis.encoding.Base64.  Something
> > > that doesn't
> > > > exactly seem to be in short supply around here.  ;-)
> > > >
> > > > - Sam Ruby
> > > >
> > > >
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