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Compact MD5 representationby jplindstrom (Monsignor)
|on Mar 20, 2001 at 02:00 UTC||Need Help??|
jplindstrom has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I would like to use MD5 hashes, but with a little shorter string length than e.g. 2dd9f2ba1f924996fa231fdceb4c6f57. The main reason is that when the hash is part of a URL, it will often make the URL longer than what fits in an e-mail.
I figure I can take the hex value and somehow transform it into a base other than hex, e.g. encoded with these characters: a-zA-Z0-9.
But the math and the best way to do this is way over my head.