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

Michael D'Errico <mike-list@pobox.com> Tue, 06 October 2020 14:28 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] PR#28: Converting cTLS to QUIC-style varints
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> 1994 called. It wanted to talk about distinguished encoding rules.
>

Yes, DER vs. BER.  ASN.1 is actually pretty
cool (bits on the wire in X.690, not X.680).

The encoding also reminds me of UTF-8 which is
a variable length:

     0xxxxxxx
     110xxxxx 10yyyyyy
     1110xxxx 10yyyyyy 10zzzzzz
     11110xxx 10yyyyyy 10zzzzzz 10wwwwww

UTF-8 requires using the fewest number of bytes
to represent a Unicode code point.

Mike