Re: [nvo3-dt-encap] [nvo3] Encap draft published by design team

Tom Herbert <tom@herbertland.com> Thu, 16 February 2017 21:14 UTC

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From: Tom Herbert <tom@herbertland.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:14:07 -0800
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Subject: Re: [nvo3-dt-encap] [nvo3] Encap draft published by design team
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On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 1:11 PM, Joe Touch <touch@isi.edu> wrote:
>
>
> On 2/16/2017 12:27 PM, Tom Herbert wrote:
>> The problems of TLVs, particularly that they are unordered, require
>> iterative processing,
> That's trivially avoided by forcing the order.
>
> As I noted before, all that is required for equivalently easy processing
> is that both TLVs and bitfields use only known variants in only known
> orders.
>
Joe, do you know of any protocols that enforce such an ordering?

Thanks,
Tom

> Which can be negotiated, if you're looking for flexibility.
>
> Joe