What is Base64?
Base64 is an encoding and decoding technique used to convert binary data to an ASCII (American Standard for Information Interchange) text format and vice versa. It is used to transfer data over a medium that only supports ASCII formats, e.g. B. Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (MIME) and Extensible Markup Language (XML) data email messages.
Base64 is also known as Base64 Content-Transfer-Encoding.
Base64 is a binary-to-text encoding scheme that is commonly used for transmitting content-based messages over the Internet. It works by dividing all three bits of binary data into six bit units. The newly generated data is represented in a 64-radix number system and as seven-bit ASCII text. Since each bit is divided into two bits, the converted data is 33 percent or a third larger than the original data. Like binary data, Base64-encoded resulting data is not human readable.