Lars Schneider <larsxschnei...@gmail.com> writes: > Wouldn't that complicate the pathname parsing on the filter side? > Can't we just define in our filter protocol documentation that our > "pathname" packet _always_ has a trailing "\n"? That would mean the > receiver would know a packet "pathname=ABC\n\n" encodes the path > "ABC\n" .
That's fine, too. If you declare that pathname over the protocol is a binary thing, you can also define that the packet does not have the terminating \n, i.e. the example encodes the path "ABC\n\n", which is also OK ;-) As long as the rule is clearly documented, easy for filter implementors to follow it, and hard for them to get it wrong, I'd be perfectly happy. Thanks.