Questions tagged [encoding]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
15 votes
2 answers
4k views

Why does the default base64 encoding use forward slash /? [closed]

As anyone who has been bitten by using base64 instead of base64url is quite well aware, the "original" base64 alphabet uses alphanumeric, +, = (both perfectly cromulent URL characters), and ...
user avatar
7 votes
2 answers
710 views

Who introduced the standard 8-bit punched tape, and when?

Who introduced the standard that later became widespread for the 8-bit punch tape, and when? I think the 5-bit tape was an earlier standard.
user avatar
  • 949