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We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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GeneralTECO Macros - show me the codez Pin
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GeneralWeird: Very confusing Base64 problem (includes quiz) Pin
raddevus21-Jul-22 11:12
mvaraddevus21-Jul-22 11:12 
Do you see what is wrong with the Base64 encoded data (below)?*

*Find answer at bottom of this entry.

Also, don't try decoding the data because it is non-sense because it is base64 of encrypted data.

Had a problem where my Base64 data (all of a sudden) was being corrupted.
However, it is very subtle (see ANSWER at bottom). HINT: Just one char was being corrupted.

Data Only Corrupted After Posting
I couldn't understand this. The data (before I posted it was completely fine).
Only after posting data did it get corrupted (and it's not a URL-encoding thing).

Actually, that is incorrect. The data is posted to the web site & saved in DB with no corruption.
Only after the data is returned as a part of a JSON object is the base64 data corrupted. CRazy!! Confused | :confused:

I Finally Found This Argument At Github - Spoiler ALERT!!
+ sign is changing into \u002B using JsonSerializer.Serialize · Issue #35281 · dotnet/runtime · GitHub[^]

This is a very WEIRD (and obscure) thing. I can't believe I finally figured this out. Now, I will have to implement a fix. Discovering the problem was extremely difficult because the base64 data is upwards of 40K.

Have any of you seen this?

jHx4uha8sCRyiqv8nRVJpRoQPx45ghciXg6PJb8qrxORwmMTN6cLlDIh4PVZenZvh3saEtlGAxZlI2Wm\u002BumDIiIs/r9vU5XgnMMF\u002Bk5TnvzNSLvYaTY41mS4FNZ8yshdVFn\u002Bq2UolJzz8ldlycDW1a7JfWKS88XNaBVgbZYjrSquDjCHOwIY8yGzxHnv70BDHEgHz6IUtZ7gEzKQ/dlVabYe7D2/QfU0Mtobx/LVkxa/oiujTaoiCLIQdkmALGbQqj/rtdLlOzKWjqLMpa/EhwGTA5unrEJMR\u002BDgKIJ5kxwoffKwVeydXlz1GY9WcyJrFf1xJr2CmKhUsbbXQQ0Qcgi80FJcupEQr\u002Bd4jclGeVbyFla40Ncm7ZjDeRVQ5coP2n1VyHTosWpvk7WqDIv1URbD8Xx3qfrXr2LsbS\u002Bzhe67bXNv4wekJfkvfxY8dh4Qjz9ZW0PBwIgW6KdtmCEKsURRWl5m8OvLxkL8iWuXwG\u002BdQeTSJb0Ew/AohuSpuiSeV5REkEagMoGnHdV6sLGo8kselY4sh1SqtIdoRq5E6nO60V7kzcCfm4MgdmwWEuRRxtJeeEl59dDvvOOOefbYCHLWGONVQ4/hpLPxnU2beyPoz7j9oWz2hIMgjTlQgzupzIZzjdzu7O62PDRorm8rVnZAmLFnNbAmFCzpgLsB1HZrTL5/MXeEdUz2WuKjJPAi4q\u002BnPddo0xm6bkvKXoGWJbwFAoxaWD7hffcvuurAkIqPH2S8CgP3cmnLiM6Qg65k7Sy51T81ab92g92rBJ\u002B8BFVPCDVdGsy6BblFP2/KQ6\u002BoCllRD\u002BIqNqIfdfzmJUp2WEEpviwP\u002B9IhGuGC2flCrMclKaAmTuZLyijgQkC2\u002BEb7hU5GoA8h5ic3hOFSOhmUo20/LIiIIj3jUanfxJLLW6MTY3c5WNJlNUz0ucwGRUNqO2VMxsPnWp05M3aGU4kxYIracZwmvqeQKgGX59vhPo5GhmFxZroVkSO7\u002BEOWRG/J1et/5dFslN3dZDLFSIBvrA5pJF7BuEZPsbcWTOWxnrWZl\u002BeGouVoC8KfEfsCgZkbBKB1bR2ark7vZl6aEP1OrjuNonHGODutBaogq6V39T/4w86gz2Ow3qDfbGJh2nqJbE2JTNUbN/UbsEmKfdz7JC2jDjTZ7M3Cl0LXsLZM67\u002BFYZxvBzyKUsjXV3S1eHqLrk/i98yWs9YbSEHurIb7wggOac3MlzLz\u002BYCye2UAQxVE6vt66cv3wXBXLLlfwy3rBNVqSLv60//io\u002BKEnKxF0rIYhb6Sm8TV7ErdDwSBe0sspIcbkfdR4ylVoXbR1PaoqCS0KISqNWXR9x4lz8jnhTKtKLZvphKsVE9GIpGAJrcdmfjoWIMXkmP1TMfiQ/xWl3v/s6FNnbXbSjx3L10\u002BSQ8Ha2ZbDuZNVyDYc8vaCQY6Wr4MywCnqaTbQcJ3DvLJKbmysUMpHd7h1U\u002B4k64cFJ2ltWoBr/btUKH1T/lNV8xtIHo7WISECX0K85WeTxCHR36GUzo9WopffO2hpzAm8bEzKJLug5Qm5D0ej491ep28sSW2cx0Ntq7gdyEITYWRP79qIlvLc/w0wLcHEbRPJd\u002Bwx5QKpOA1oaWEqkpgVJDw00D0pqjM35an/xJdEu78wbM0grn3Ns74SeqjRvft4wvVjZ/








ANSWER
If you guessed that the \u002B should actually be a + character, you are amazing!!
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