please prefer base 32 over base 64 (was: Re: [p2p-hackers] Bitzi (was Various identifier choices))

Zooko zooko at zooko.com
Tue Oct 16 05:34:01 UTC 2001


> (or pick your favorite protocol prefix and write a protocol handler)

Yes, that's a good idea!

mojo://3kizijb64xp3ncxae4isqzt3qnctf7vd8ej2kedcv3wqmmpfwfjw6dcvpkxmzqiz

versus

mojo://Ftp3ZuSNvzDw6KmYkmTA81ZGVb-gLJ53qBoY945FO0qvR8pyzBWYBQ

I'm convinced that base32 is better.  The drawback is 10 more chars, but the
benefit is that it survives case-changes and it doesn't have troublesome
non-alphanumeric characters.

Regards,

Zooko




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