[whatwg] API for encoding/decoding ArrayBuffers into text

Joshua Bell jsbell at chromium.org
Wed Mar 14 16:12:03 PDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Glenn Maynard <glenn at zewt.org> wrote:

> It's more than a naming problem.  With this string API, one side of the
> conversion is always a DOMString.  Base64 conversion wants
> ArrayBuffer<->ArrayBuffer conversions, so it would belong in a separate API.

Huh. The scenarios I've run across are Base64-encoded binary data islands
embedded in textual container formats like XML or JSON, which yield a
DOMString I want to decode into an ArrayBuffer.

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