Re: [Cbor] changes in draft-ietf-cbor-network-addresses-05.txt

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Sun, 01 August 2021 20:41 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cbor] changes in draft-ietf-cbor-network-addresses-05.txt
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Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> The few zones that I have seen have been alphanumeric and not numeric
    >> so making the numeric form canonical has always puzzled me.

    > You should widen your horizons and look at Windows. The index is more
    > fundamental than the identifier, exactly as RFC4007 says. Portable code
    > needs to dig out the index (an integer).

Under the hood, they are pretty much all an integer.

I'm happy to add something to the Interface format for a zone, but I think
that to get this past reviews, it will need a clearly articulated use case.

I also think that we could add this easily to the Interface format if we needed to
in a revision.

(WGLC closed on Friday, I am just posting the revised version now)

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