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base64_decode - Decodes data encoded with MIME base64

base64_decode( string$string, [bool$strict = false] ): string|false

Decodes a base64 encoded string.



The encoded data.


If the strict parameter is set to true then the base64_decode function will return false if the input contains character from outside the base64 alphabet. Otherwise invalid characters will be silently discarded.

Return Values

Returns the decoded data or false on failure. The returned data may be binary.

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