[whatwg] atob/btoa need to be defined
bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Wed Aug 25 20:00:11 PDT 2010
On 8/25/10 10:04 PM, Kevin Benson wrote:
> Of course I can't find any actual spec for atob/btoa. I would think
> it needs to be part of the Window spec, no?
That's not a spec (unless you also consider CSS1 and HTML2 specs).
That's a vague tutorial. For example, neither page mentions anything
about exceptions being thrown for some inputs (which from code
inspection I can assure you they are). Neither page says anything about
how the encoding and decoding is actually performed, furthermore
("base64 encoding" does not have unique output for a given input, though
"base64 decoding" something that was "base64 encoded" will in fact give
the original data).
Seriously, this needs a spec.
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