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From Julius Davies <juliusdav...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [codec] any takers for CODEC-75 patch?
Date Mon, 01 Jun 2009 18:05:00 GMT
I take it there's not much interest or appetite for this enhancement.
I'll leave you alone now.

yours,

Julius



On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 10:03 AM, Julius Davies <juliusdavies@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> First of all, thanks for taking a look at the patch.  Regarding this:
>
>>>> 1. Ability to decode base64 streams which are missing the final
>>>> padding characters.
>>>
>>> That changes the behaviour; there may be some applications that rely
>>> on detecting invalid Base64 data.
>>>
>>> IMO this new behaviour needs to be optional.
>>>
>>
>> +1
>
>
> I tested on codec-1.3, codec-1.2 and codec-1.1, and I can't imagine
> how any existing apps would depend on the current behaviour.  None of
> the codec versions threw any exceptions.  They just return byte[]
> arrays which are presumably useless to the calling application.
>
>
>
> import org.apache.commons.codec.binary.*;
>
> public class Test {
>
> public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
>
>   System.out.println(new
> String(Hex.encodeHex(Base64.decodeBase64("/3+PwBzbRxqMi1qTBhg/6A==".getBytes("UTF-8")))));
>   System.out.println(new
> String(Hex.encodeHex(Base64.decodeBase64("/3+PwBzbRxqMi1qTBhg/6A=".getBytes("UTF-8")))));
>   System.out.println(new
> String(Hex.encodeHex(Base64.decodeBase64("/3+PwBzbRxqMi1qTBhg/6A".getBytes("UTF-8")))));
> }
> }
>
>
> $ java -cp commons-codec-1.4-dev.jar:.  Test
> ff7f8fc01cdb471a8c8b5a9306183fe8
> ff7f8fc01cdb471a8c8b5a9306183fe8
> ff7f8fc01cdb471a8c8b5a9306183fe8
>
> $ java -cp commons-codec-1.3.jar:.  Test
> ff7f8fc01cdb471a8c8b5a9306183fe8
> ff7f8fc01cdb471a8c8b5a9306183f0000
> ff7f8fc01cdb471a8c8b5a9306183f0000
>
> $ java -cp commons-codec-1.2.jar:.  Test
> ff7f8fc01cdb471a8c8b5a9306183fe8
> ff7f8fc01cdb471a8c8b5a9306183f0000
> ff7f8fc01cdb471a8c8b5a9306183f0000
>
> $ java -cp commons-codec-1.1.jar:.  Test
> ff7f8fc01cdb471a8c8b5a9306183fe8
> ff7f8fc01cdb471a8c8b5a9306183f0000
> ff7f8fc01cdb471a8c8b5a9306183f0000
>
>
>


-- 
yours,

Julius Davies
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250-893-4579 (Mobile)
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