Module Base64_rfc2045


val default_alphabet : string

A 64-character string specifying the regular Base64 alphabet.

type decoder

The type for decoders.

type src = [
| `Manual
| `Channel of Stdlib.in_channel
| `String of string

The type for input sources. With a `Manual source the client must provide input with src.

type decode = [
| `Await
| `End
| `Flush of string
| `Malformed of string
| `Wrong_padding
val src : decoder -> Stdlib.Bytes.t -> int -> int -> unit

src d s j l provides d with l bytes to read, starting at j in s. This byte range is read by calls to decode with d until `Await is returned. To signal the end of input, call the function with l = 0.

val decoder : src -> decoder

decoder src is a decoder that inputs from src.

val decode : decoder -> decode

decode d is:

  • `Await if d has a `Manual input source and awaits for more input. The client must use src to provide it.
  • `End if the end of input was reached
  • `Malformed bytes if the bytes sequence is malformed according to the decoded base64 encoding scheme. If you are interested in a best-effort decoding, you can still continue to decode after an error until the decode synchronizes again on valid bytes.
  • `Flush data if a data sequence value was decoded.
  • `Wrong_padding if decoder retrieve a wrong padding at the end of the input.

Note. Repeated invocation always eventually returns `End, even in case of errors.

val decoder_byte_count : decoder -> int

decoder_byte_count d is the number of characters already decoded on d (included malformed ones). This is the last decode's end output offset counting from beginning of the stream.

val decoder_src : decoder -> src

decoder_src d is d's input source.

val decoder_dangerous : decoder -> bool

decoder_dangerous d returns true if encoded input does not respect the 80-columns rule. If your are interested in a best-effort decoding you can still continue to decode even if decoder_dangerous d returns true. Nothing grow automatically internally in this state.

type dst = [
| `Channel of Stdlib.out_channel
| `Buffer of Stdlib.Buffer.t
| `Manual

The type for output destinations. With a `Manual destination the client must provide output storage with dst.

type encode = [
| `Await
| `End
| `Char of char
type encoder

The type for Base64 (RFC2045) encoder.

val encoder : dst -> encoder

encoder dst is an encoder for Base64 (RFC2045) that outputs to dst.

val encode : encoder -> encode -> [ `Ok | `Partial ]

encode e v: is

  • `Partial iff e has a `Manual destination and needs more output storage. The client must use dst to provide a new buffer and then call encode with `Await until `Ok is returned.
  • `Ok when the encoder is ready to encode a new `Char or `End

For `Manual destination, encoding `End always return `Partial, the client should continue as usual with `Await until `Ok is returned at which point dst_rem encoder is guaranteed to be the size of the last provided buffer (i.e. nothing was written).

Raises. Invalid_argument if a `Char or `End is encoded after a `Partial encode.

val encoder_dst : encoder -> dst

encoder_dst encoder is encoder's output destination.

val dst : encoder -> Stdlib.Bytes.t -> int -> int -> unit

dst e s j l provides e with l bytes to write, starting at j in s. This byte range is written by calls to encode with e until `Partial is returned. Use dst_rem to know the remaining number of non-written free bytes in s.

val dst_rem : encoder -> int

dst_rem e is the remaining number of non-written, free bytes in the last buffer provided with dst.