get URL and decompress()

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Wed Sep 22 17:46:07 EDT 2004

jbv wrote:

> Mark,
>>Try adding base64 encode/decode to the process for files that are used
>>over the internet. I know that it adds a little more size to it but it
>>does protect it from all those OS differences.
> just tried it and it works. it only adds 20% to the file size.
> Thanks a lot.

The combination of compress with base64 is a reliable combo.

You can add md5digest into the mix as the basis for a very modest 
encryption too, with minimal performance overhead:


  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
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