[tor-dev] Clarification of prop 186

Linus Nordberg linus at torproject.org
Tue Jul 17 15:14:27 UTC 2012

Nick Mathewson <nickm at alum.mit.edu> wrote
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:31:48 -0400:

| Everything that describes how these documents are formatted describes
| them as containing multiple "a" lines.  Thus, anybody parsing a
| consensus or microdescriptor MUST accept multiple "a" lines, even if
| they ignore all but the first.
| But everything that describes how these documents are *generated*
| describes them as containing a single "a" line.  Thus, there doesn't
| need a way to come up with a consensus containing multiple a lines.
| In other words, I think that for now, one "a" line is fine.  But we
| need to make sure that anything reading these documents can handle
| more than one, in case we generate them differently later.
| Does that make sense?

Indeed.  Thanks.

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