Re: [TLS] PR#28: Converting cTLS to QUIC-style varints

Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> Tue, 06 October 2020 01:38 UTC

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Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2020 18:38:08 -0700
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Subject: Re: [TLS] PR#28: Converting cTLS to QUIC-style varints
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Yeah, I'm certainly sympathetic to this. TBH, from an aesthetic perspective
I prefer what's in cTLS now (though it had the same property) but I figured
that some consistency was nice.

-Ekr



On Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 6:31 PM Marten Seemann <martenseemann@gmail.com>
wrote:

> One thing that’s a bit annoying about QUIC’s variant format is that there
> are multiple ways to encode a number. This has led to some complications in
> the specification (e.g. QUIC requires you to use the minimal encoding for
> frame types, but allows all encodings everywhere else).
> It would be nice to have an unambiguous way to encode a number.
>
> On Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 07:35 Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> cTLS uses a bespoke varint format. Now that QUIC is nearly done, I
>> propose adopting their varint format.
>>
>> https://github.com/tlswg/draft-ietf-tls-ctls/pull/28
>>
>> Any objections?
>> -Ekr
>>
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