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Re: Canonical form for signing S-expressions

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).

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