[whatwg] Specs for window.atob() and window.btoa()

Aryeh Gregor Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 09:32:28 PST 2011

On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> The problem is that at least some current browsers (which ones?) throw.  So
> you wouldn't be able to rely on the non-throwing behavior anyway....  :(

Everyone except Opera throws on invalid characters in atob() input,
and IIRC, I was told by Opera devs that not throwing caused compat
problems for them.  So I don't think this is worth trying to change.

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