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*To*: Carl Ellison <cme@cybercash.com>*Subject*: Re: Canonical form for signing S-expressions*From*: Derek Atkins <warlord@mit.edu>*Date*: 17 Apr 1997 15:50:43 -0400*Cc*: Alan Barrett <apb@iafrica.com>, spki@c2.net*In-Reply-To*: Carl Ellison's message of Thu, 17 Apr 1997 15:23:28 -0400*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><3.0.1.32.19970417152328.04d1c770@cybercash.com>*Sender*: warlord@mit.edu

Carl Ellison <cme@cybercash.com> writes: > > 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). Or somehow encode a length-of-length in there, yea... This is part of the can or worms I was trying to avoid. ;) -derek -- Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) URL: http://web.mit.edu/warlord/ PP-ASEL N1NWH warlord@MIT.EDU PGP key available

**Re: Canonical form for signing S-expressions***From*: Alan Barrett <apb@iafrica.com>**Re: Canonical form for signing S-expressions***From*: Carl Ellison <cme@cybercash.com>

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