RFB Protocol

Erlichmen, Shay Shay_Erlichmen "at" icominfosys.com
Sun, 13 Jan 2002 14:58:48 +0000


Ahm, can we change it?, I mean it's not SUCH a big change and I'm sure that
all of us will support it. And we can always maintain backward
compatibility.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Morton [mailto:chromi "at" cyberspace.org] 
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2002 4:16 PM
To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
Subject: Re: RFB Protocol


>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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