[netmod] yang next issue #46 binary encoding support

Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de> Fri, 29 March 2019 11:19 UTC

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Subject: [netmod] yang next issue #46 binary encoding support
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Hi,

this is issue is closed but I wonder whether this is correct. I have
several questions looking at the issue on github:

- Why is this not a YANG issue?
- Which workaround is better?
- Why is this tagged as a NETCONF issue?

If we want to support binary encodings, we need to allow modelers to
define which types map to a canonical binary representation in
addition to the canonical string representation. As stated in the
issue description, hard-wiring some types in the encoding
specifications is very limited.

In terms of backwards compatibility, this issue should IMHO be tagged
high (adding binary encoding for some types does not cause any
backwards compatibility problem since so far we have only strings).

While I do not have a solution proposal, I think this issue is worth
to look at and we should not close it right now.

/js

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