Re: [Cbor] I-D Action: draft-ietf-cbor-file-magic-06.txt

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Thu, 11 November 2021 13:45 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cbor] I-D Action: draft-ietf-cbor-file-magic-06.txt
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Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> wrote:
    > On 10. Nov 2021, at 23:44, Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> wrote:
    >>
    >> a) them all to be bstr'ed
    >> b) for only those that happen to be CBOR to be acceptable
    >> c) some combination of the above, as appropriate.

    > d) Don’t bstr.

    > Define a tag 55801 that means “I’m a CBOR header for a non-CBOR file of
    > content-format X (see next tag)”.

sure, I do not object to that.

    > So it’s like a CBOR sequence, except that only the first item is CBOR,
    > and rest is arbitrary media type till end of file.

I think that this is very invasive, but perhaps there are uses/users I haven't imagined.

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