On storing CBOR encoded items on stable storage

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (cbor WG)
Author Michael Richardson 
Last updated 2021-03-03 (latest revision 2021-01-21)
Replaced by draft-ietf-cbor-file-magic
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This document proposes an on-disk format for CBOR objects that is friendly to common on-disk recognition systems like the Unix file(1) command. This document is being discussed at: https://github.com/mcr/cbor- magic-number


Michael Richardson (mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca)

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