[Ndn-interest] [Question] Why is TLV naming of content not popular?

Alex Afanasyev aa at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Apr 28 12:05:19 PDT 2017

> On Apr 28, 2017, at 12:01 PM, Pengyuan Zhou <zpymyyn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was thinking why not using TLV to name content as well, since packet is already using it.
> It seems scalable and flexible to me.

Not sure what you mean exactly.  Are you talking about using "type" to distinguish different "types" of name components?  NDN uses that, not yet extensively.


> And then I found there is already one work for this back to 2012
> "A TLV-structured data naming scheme for content-oriented networking”
> But seems not lots of ppl paid attention which confused me.
> Is there any weakness in this scheme?
> Thanks.
> Best,
> Pengyuan
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