The Base16, Base32, and Base64 Data Encodings
Draft of message to be sent after approval:
From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'The Base16, Base32, and Base64 Data Encodings' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'The Base16, Base32, and Base64 Data Encodings ' <draft-josefsson-rfc3548bis-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Ted Hardie. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-josefsson-rfc3548bis-05.txt
Technical Summary This document describes the commonly used base 64, base 32, and base 16 encoding schemes. It also discusses the use of line-feeds in encoded data, use of padding in encoded data, use of non-alphabet characters in encoded data, and use of different encoding alphabets. It obsoletes the descriptions in RFC 3548. Working Group Summary This work is the product of an individual submitter. There were significant IETF Last Call comments, and the draft was updated to respond to them. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by Ted Hardie.