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*To*: Derek Atkins <warlord@mit.edu>*Subject*: Re: Canonical form for signing S-expressions*From*: Carl Ellison <cme@cybercash.com>*Date*: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 15:23:28 -0400*Cc*: Alan Barrett <apb@iafrica.com>, spki@c2.net*In-Reply-To*: <sjmbu7hcnsr.fsf@charon.MIT.EDU>*References*: <Alan Barrett's message of Mon, 14 Apr 1997 20:41:52 +0000 (UTC)><Pine.BSF.3.95q.970414203915.1511B-100000@apb-laptoy.apb.alt.za>*Sender*: owner-spki@c2.net

At 05:11 PM 4/14/97 -0400, Derek Atkins wrote: >Mostly, I just want the encoding to be as compact as possible. I'd >prefer binary encoding (as opposed to decimal or hex), but that opens >up other problems which I doub this group is interested in tackling. Binary encoding of lengths, as in the -00 proposal, is always possible but to do it simply we need to establish a maximum length of things -- by choosing a width of the length field (e.g., 2 bytes). +------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Carl M. Ellison cme@cybercash.com http://www.clark.net/pub/cme | |CyberCash, Inc. http://www.cybercash.com/ | |207 Grindall Street PGP 2.6.2: 61E2DE7FCB9D7984E9C8048BA63221A2 | |Baltimore MD 21230-4103 T:(410) 727-4288 F:(410)727-4293 | +------------------------------------------------------------------+

**Re: Canonical form for signing S-expressions***From*: Derek Atkins <warlord@mit.edu>

**Re: Canonical form for signing S-expressions***From*: Alan Barrett <apb@iafrica.com>**Re: Canonical form for signing S-expressions***From*: Derek Atkins <warlord@mit.edu>

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