Ricardo SIGNES

NAME

Data::GUID::URLSafe - url-safe base64-encoded GUIDs

VERSION

version 0.006

SYNOPSIS

  use Data::GUID::URLSafe;

  my $guid = Data::GUID->new;

  my $string = $guid->as_base64_urlsafe;

  my $same_guid = Data::GUID->from_base64_urlsafe;

This module provides methods for Data::GUID that provide for URL-safe base64 encoded GUIDs, as described by MIME::Base64::URLSafe.

These strings are also safer for email addresses. While the forward slash is legal in email addresses, some broken email address validators reject it. (Also, without the trailing equals signs, these strings will be shorter.)

When Data::GUID::URLSafe is use'd, it installs methods into Data::GUID using Sub::Exporter.

METHODS

as_base64_urlsafe

  my $string = $guid->as_base64_urlsafe;

This method returns the URL-safe base64 encoded representation of the GUID.

from_base64_urlsafe

  my $guid = Data::GUID->from_base64_urlsafe($string);

AUTHOR

Ricardo SIGNES <rjbs@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2007 by Ricardo SIGNES.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.