MIME::Base64::URLSafe - Perl version of Python's URL-safe base64 codec
$encoded = urlsafe_b64encode('Alladdin: open sesame');
$decoded = urlsafe_b64decode($encoded);
This module is a perl version of python's URL-safe base64 encoder / decoder.
When embedding binary data in URL, it is preferable to use base64 encoding. However, two characters ('+' and '/') used in the standard base64 encoding have special meanings in URLs, often leading to re-encoding with URL-encoding, or worse, interoperability problems.
To overcome the problem, the module provides a variation of base64 codec compatible with python's urlsafe_b64encode / urlsafe_b64decode.
Modification rules from base64:
use '-' and '_' instead of '+' and '/'
no line feeds
no trailing equals (=)
The following functions are provided:
If you prefer not to import these routines to your namespace, you can call them as:
use MIME::Base64::URLSafe ();
$encoded = MIME::Base64::URLSafe::encode($decoded);
$decoded = MIME::Base64::URLSafe::decode($encoded);
Fore more discussion on using base64 encoding in URL applications, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base64#URL_Applications
Kazuho Oku <kazuho ___at___ labs.cybozu.co.jp>
Copyright (C) 2006 Cybozu Labs, Inc.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.7 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.
To install MIME::Base64::URLSafe, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.