Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Alternative packet format presentation (#3573)

ekr <> Fri, 17 April 2020 20:01 UTC

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I definitely like this general structure better. 

As far as the question of whether we should import the TLS language, you would need some extensions, but I suspect that you could get pretty far with the following three:

uintX == unsigned integer of size X
uintv == varint
opaque x[lower..upper] == opaque vector without a header (TLS uses <> to mean that it has a header) and opaque x[y..] means "to end of the container and minimum size y]

I believe we've already done uintv for MLS and @bifurcation has been thinking about a generalized an a "TLS spec language" 

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