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Title : The Binary Low-Overhead Block Presentation Protocol
Author(s) : K. Moore
Filename : draft-moore-rescap-blob-00.txt
Pages : 22
Date : 16-Jul-01
This memo describes the Binary Low-Overhead Block (BLOB) protocol for
on-the-wire presentation of data in the context of higher-level
protocols. BLOB is designed to encode and decode data with low overhead
on most CPUs, to be reasonably space-efficient, and for its
representation to be sufficiently precise that it is suitable as a
canonical format for digital signatures.
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