[Base64] Codereview request for 8006315 8006530

Chris Hegarty chris.hegarty at oracle.com
Fri Feb 1 16:40:32 UTC 2013

> The current spec and implementation expect everything passed in (byte
> array/
> String/ByteBuffer) are acceptable valid base64 data, if there is
> anything (trailing
> bytes) left can't be handled by the decoder, it's an "error".
> In case of MIME, the spec explicitly specifies any non-bsae64 character are
> ignored, so even they are not valid base64 bits, but they should be
> accepted
> and ignored, as part of the valid base64 data, not the "trailing" stuff
> (the mime
> decoder skips those bytes in the middle of data, it would be consistent to
> also skip at the end)

OK, I think I got it now.


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