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

Gordon Mohr gojomo at usa.net
Wed Sep 19 12:06:01 UTC 2001


I left a thought unfinished:
> (Try, for example, Googling for SMF2Y24TI7Y3CVER8NJKT7CAFGR9FS7Z.
> Googling for a Base64 identifier would introduse)

"Googling for a Base64 identifier would introduce not just
case-indifference, but also potentially fragment
isomorphisms -- if, as I suspect, non-alphanumeric Base64
characters are treated as break characters."




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