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[aprssig] Object vs Item (was: Object Timestamps and 111111)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Dec 14 18:51:49 UTC 2010

> The object format requires the timestamp.  The item format
does not,
> however there seems to be some reason that Objects are used
instead of
> Items.  Can anyone clarify that history?

Yes, the "items" were not handled in some clients and some
others had bugs, so to get the lowest common denominator, I
always recommend using objects if you want to be sure that
everyone sees it.  (Though it does add the overhead of the time


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