Re: (dictionary or not) Re: [dtn-security] 00 version of the Bundle Security Protocol Spec.

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Wed, 25 May 2005 15:44 UTC

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> The dictionary part is a blob of consecutive null-terminated
> strings 

Aha!  Ok, it can work that way so long as there're no I18N
problems there (there aren't, right?).

Personally, I think I'd rather that dictionary entries contain
a length field (whatever encoding) since I've found lists of
null-terminated strings are a great source for implementation
errors.

S.