sandi-0.5: Data encoding library

Codec.Binary.QuotedPrintable

Description

Implementation of Quoted-Printable based on RFC 2045 (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2045).

Synopsis

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Encoding function.

This function encodes everything that is passed in, it will not try to guess the native line ending for your architecture. In other words, if you are using this to encode text you need to split it into separate lines before encoding.

This function allocates enough space to hold twice the size of the indata (or at least 512 bytes) and then encodes as much as possible of the indata. That means there is a risk that the encoded data won't fit and in that case the second part of the pair contains the remainder of the indata.

>>> qpEncode $Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "=" ("=3D","") >>> snd$ qpEncode $Data.ByteString.Char8.pack$ Data.List.take 171 $repeat '=' "="  All space (0x20) and tab (0x9) characters are encoded: >>> qpEncode$ Data.ByteString.Char8.pack " \t"
("=20=09","")


Since the input is supposed to have been split prior to calling this function all occurances of CR and LF are encoded.

>>> qpEncode $Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "\n\r\r\n\n\r" ("=0A=0D=0D=0A=0A=0D","")  Soft line breaks are inserted as needed >>> qpEncode$ Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "========================="
("=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=\r\n=3D","")


Single line encoding function.

Like qpEncode, but without inserting soft line breaks.

Decoding function.

>>> qpDecode $Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "foobar" Right "foobar" >>> qpDecode$ Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "1=20+=201=20=3D=202"
Right "1 + 1 = 2"


The input data is allowed to use lowercase letters in the hexadecimal representation of an octets value, even though the standard says that only uppercase letters may be used:

>>> qpDecode $Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "=3D" Right "=" >>> qpDecode$ Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "=3d"
Right "="


It also allows the input to encode _all_ octets in the hexadecimal representation:

>>> qpDecode $Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "=20!" Right (" !","") >>> qpDecode$ Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "=20=21"
Right (" !","")


A Left value is only ever returned on decoding errors.

>>> qpDecode $Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "=2" Right ("","=2") >>> qpDecode$ Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "=2g"
Left ("","=2g")


Per the specification a CRLF pair is left in, but a single CR or LF is an error.

>>> qpDecode $Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "\r\n" Right ("\r\n","") >>> qpDecode$ Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "\n"
Left ("","\n")
>>> qpDecode $Data.ByteString.Char8.pack "\r" Left ("","\r")  the same goes for space and tab characters >>> qpDecode$ Data.ByteString.Char8.pack " \t"
Right (" \t","")


The function deals properly with soft line breaks.

>>> qpDecode \$ Data.ByteString.Char8.pack " =\r\n"
Right (" ","")


Convenient function that calls qpEncode repeatedly until the whole input data is encoded.

A synonym for qpDec.