Re: [saag] FW: New Version Notification for draft-sheffer-ietf-ciphertext-format-00.txt

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Thu, 19 November 2020 02:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: [saag] FW: New Version Notification for draft-sheffer-ietf-ciphertext-format-00.txt
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I missed your hotrfc.
I read the slides and scanned the content.
My only comment is: begs for CBOR with a CDDL definition.
Might cost 1 byte on average, maybe 2 bytes worse case.

If you really want it a fixed header, then declare that the integers are
always using a particular encoding, this still wins in upward compatible.

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