[BEEPwg] 4K Limit to Profile element length

Bob Wyman bobwyman@firstrain.com
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 11:23:59 -0400


Forgive me for a very simple question:
RFC3080 says at "2.3.1.2 The Start Message" that: "the content of the
"profile" element, if present, must be no longer than 4K octets in
length".
	The question is: If the content of the profile element is
encoded (Base64), then does the length restriction apply to the encoded
form of the content or to the result after decoding? i.e. if encoding
causes the size of the data to grow, does that matter?

		bob wyman