[Matroska-devel] EBML data type constraints
dave at dericed.com
Thu Jul 2 15:39:31 CEST 2015
> On Jul 2, 2015, at 9:21 AM, wm4 <nfxjfg at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Jul 2015 14:49:45 +0200
> Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org> wrote:
>>> On Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:37:38 +0200
>>> I agree. Though I'd lobby that strings with zero bytes are also
>>> discouraged this way.
>>> Maybe calling them "deprecated" is the right wording?
>> No, empty strings must remain possible, especially for a general purpose
>> base format for containers (don't think of Matroska!). The situation is
>> different than the one for integers. You can express »empty« for an
>> integer with a one-byte value part, but you can only do the equivalent
>> for a string with a string of 0 bytes length. We must allow it.
> I wasn't talking about length 0 strings, but strings with '\0' bytes in
> them. (Another case we've talked about.)
So for this, how about?
Though it is not recommended, String Elements may be terminated with one of many null octets (0b00000000).
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