This value type is used to identify properties that contain a character encoding of inline binary data. For example, an inline attachment of a document might be included in an iCalendar object.
This value type is defined by the following notation:
binary = *(4b-char) [b-end] ; A "BASE64" encoded character string, as defined by [RFC4648].
b-end = (2b-char "==") / (3b-char "=")
b-char = ALPHA / DIGIT / "+" / "/"
Property values with this value type MUST also include the inline encoding parameter sequence of ";ENCODING=BASE64". That is, all inline binary data MUST first be character encoded using the "BASE64" encoding method defined in [RFC2045]. No additional content value encoding (i.e., BACKSLASH character encoding, see Section 3.3.11) is defined for this value type.
Example: The following is an example of a "BASE64" encoded binary value data:
ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/vnd.microsoft.icon;ENCODING=BASE64;VALUE =BINARY:AAABAAEAEBAQAAEABAAoAQAAFgAAACgAAAAQAAAAIAAAAAEABAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACAAAAAgIAAAICAgADAwMAA////AAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMwAAAAAAABNEMQAAAAAAAkQgAAAAAAJEREQgAA ACECQ0QgEgAAQxQzM0E0AABERCRCREQAADRDJEJEQwAAAhA0QwEQAAAAAERE AAAAAAAAREQAAAAAAAAkQgAAAAAAAAMgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAA
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