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Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 23:18:23 +0000
From: Freddie Witherden <>
Subject: Re: Plain Text/No-op Password Format

On 19/01/11 23:02, Solar Designer wrote:
> 4. URL-like %-encoding.  That is, always encode chars that need encoding
> (only the percent and the colon characters), but optionally encode any
> other characters as well.  Maybe this brings us the best of both worlds
> because it lets us use either the substitution approach (just substitute
> the two "bad" characters) or the encode-all approach.  It also allows
> for embedded and encoded linefeeds and terminal control characters.  The
> prefix could be "$plain$" or maybe "$percent$" or even "$%$".

URL encoding is quite nice and easy to procure from either `perl` or
`curl`.  IIRC it also allows one to be quite aggressive with regards to
whitespace ' ' => %20.

Regards, Freddie.

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