I really think that would make more sense with an example...

re 1; if you attempt to process data that isn't of the correct format, you
should expect it to blow up - the same as a json serializer would blow up if
you fed it xml; you can, however, pack arbitrary byte[] data *inside* a
protobuf message

re 2: as long as you can isolate the part of the inbound data that is your
discreet protobuf message, and feed *just that* to the deserializer, it
should be fine.


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