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  1. OMG Issue

CORBA25 — Null termination of strings

  • Key: CORBA25-45
  • Legacy Issue Number: 4113
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: ( Simon Nash)
  • Summary:

    Section of the CORBA 2.3 spec, which describes the CDR encoding
    of strings, includes the following sentence in the first paragraph:

    "Both the string length and contents include a terminating null."

    It is not clear from this whether exactly one terminating null is required,
    or whether more than one null can be included, with the string being terminated
    by the first null.

    Since IDL strings cannot include nulls (see "OMG IDL defines the string
    type string consisting of all possible 8-bit quantities except null"), any
    additional nulls following the first terminating null cannot be part of the
    string, and it therefore seems reasonable to ignore them.

    Proposed Resolution:

    Change the above sentence in section to:

    "Both the string length and contents include at least one terminating null."

    Also make the same change to the corresponding sentence in the third paragraph
    of section describing GIOP 1.1 wide strings.

  • Reported: CORBA 2.4.1 — Fri, 8 Dec 2000 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — CORBA 2.5
  • Disposition Summary:

    To close with clarification revision

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:58 GMT