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From Berin Lautenbach <>
Subject Re: base64 elements linebreak
Date Thu, 26 Jan 2006 20:54:51 GMT
Tech Rams wrote:

> Yes, that is true. This flag does not work if there are NL chars in the 
> message (anywhere). Thus, you will have to scan the message to find out 
> if there are NL chars - but the input has to follow some spec - either 
> they do not have any new lines at all, per 
> _ - or they have new 
> lines within 76 chars, per RFC2045.

Unfortunately bitter experience says that you have to support people who 
do wierd things outside the 76 chars.  I also don't want to pre-scan 
base64 data, which could be megabytes.  So I try to avoid using OpenSSL 
anywhere that it might be an issue now.


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