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Re: gzip/deflate compression/encoding

2005-07-01 13:46:10

In <01LQ2M0CNBXC00004T(_at_)mauve(_dot_)mrochek(_dot_)com> 
ned+ietf-822(_at_)mrochek(_dot_)com writes:

Are the usual audio, image, etc. formats truly 8bit clean (i.e. are they
guaranteed not to contain NUL or naked CR or LF)?

Of course they aren't.

Yes, that's what I thought.

If not, then you are
back to the 37+% expansion of base64.

Doesn't follow. A binary-to-8bit encoding has enough characters available that
the overhead can be limited to at most 1-2%.

Sure, but there is no currently recognized/standardized encoding with that
property (except for yEnc, which I don't think is a serious candidate

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