RFB Protocol

Jonathan Morton chromi "at" cyberspace.org
Sun, 13 Jan 2002 14:21:41 +0000


>Does someone know, why RFB which is not fixed message size protocol (when it
>comes to screen updates) is not defined the Following way:
>
>[CARD32 MessageSize]
>[Message[MessageSize]]
>
>Why the protocol does not contain a Message Size field as the 1st member?

Lack of foresight, probably.  The original developers never realised 
that future extensions might go beyond simple graphics encodings.

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