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 * format validation
 * This class encodes/decodes hexadecimal data
 * @author Jeffrey Rodriguez
 * @version $Id: 125124 2005-01-14 00:23:54Z kkrouse $
public class Main {
  static private final int  BASELENGTH   = 255;
  static private final int  LOOKUPLENGTH = 16;
  static private byte [] hexNumberTable    = new byte[BASELENGTH];
  static private byte [] lookUpHexAlphabet = new byte[LOOKUPLENGTH];

  static {
      for (int i = 0; i<BASELENGTH; i++ ) {
          hexNumberTable[i] = -1;
      for ( int i = '9'; i >= '0'; i--) {
          hexNumberTable[i] = (byte) (i-'0');
      for ( int i = 'F'; i>= 'A'; i--) {
          hexNumberTable[i] = (byte) ( i-'A' + 10 );
      for ( int i = 'f'; i>= 'a'; i--) {
         hexNumberTable[i] = (byte) ( i-'a' + 10 );

      for(int i = 0; i<10; i++ )
          lookUpHexAlphabet[i] = (byte) ('0'+i );
      for(int i = 10; i<=15; i++ )
          lookUpHexAlphabet[i] = (byte) ('A'+i -10);

  static public byte[] decode(byte[] binaryData) {
      if (binaryData == null)
          return null;
      int lengthData   = binaryData.length;
      if (lengthData % 2 != 0)
          return null;

      int lengthDecode = lengthData / 2;
      byte[] decodedData = new byte[lengthDecode];
      for( int i = 0; i<lengthDecode; i++ ){
          if (!isHex(binaryData[i*2]) || !isHex(binaryData[i*2+1])) {
              return null;
          decodedData[i] = (byte)((hexNumberTable[binaryData[i*2]] << 4) | hexNumberTable[binaryData[i*2+1]]);
      return decodedData;

   * byte to be tested if it is Base64 alphabet
   * @param octect
   * @return
  static boolean isHex(byte octect) {
      return (hexNumberTable[octect] != -1);


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