[rfc-i] New Version Notification for draft-flanagan-plaintext-00.txt

Thomas Clausen ietf at thomasclausen.org
Tue Jun 24 12:01:27 PDT 2014


On Jun 24, 2014, at 20:58, Ted Lemon <mellon at fugue.com> wrote:

> On Jun 24, 2014, at 2:30 PM, Thomas Clausen <ietf at thomasclausen.org> wrote:
>> I’m actually just old enough to have known systems where they called a “9 bit thing” for a byte. So again, context.
> 
> I'm old enough to have hacked on systems that used a variable byte length, but for better or worse, byte means octet now, unless you have a KL-10 in your basement.

Sorry to disappoint you, Ted, my house doesn’t have a basement.

>> So question: why can’t we do anchors and tags in both places? One per paragraph for Ted, and one at regular intervals for me?  If it’s just meta-data then I can’t for the life of me see a valid reason to preclude one or the other?
> 
> We can't do things for Ted or for Thomas.

Rats…;) But, you know what I meant, I trust?

>   And we can't do anchors at regular intervals because we don't have a way to define the interval.


That’s the part of the equation that I honestly do not understand.



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