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[ggm@connect.com.au: Re: Base-64 encoding proposal ]

In response to the good questions (copied below):

(1) In the context of the current SPKI/SDSI proposal, any character 
    can be quoted by giving it in "raw" binary form (prefixed by length).
    Thus  #1:{  represents a left brace, and #1:}  represent a right brace.

(2) There is no "recursion"" possible; there is just mode switching.  Left
    brace switches you to 6-bit mode, right brace switches back to 8-bit.
    Inside braces, a left-brace is ignored.  Outside braces, a right
    brace is ignored.

Good questions.

	Ron Rivest
To: rivest@theory.lcs.mit.edu (Ron Rivest)
Cc: spki@c2.net
Subject: Re: Base-64 encoding proposal 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 15 Apr 1997 22:40:52 EDT."
Mime-Version: 1.0
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 13:18:41 +1000
From: George Michaelson <ggm@connect.com.au>

You forgot to specify a quoting mechanism for {} in 8-bit without it being
used to cut to 6-bit, nor did you comment on recursion...

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