# Re: Cohen's paper on byte order

From: Mok-Kong Shen (mok-kong.shen@t-online.de)
Date: 04/06/03

```From: Mok-Kong Shen <mok-kong.shen@t-online.de>
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2003 20:09:54 +0200

```

Paul Crowley wrote:
>

> No, AES does define a mapping onto sequences of bits. The trouble is
> that sequences of bits are not the "lingua franca" of computer
> communication and storage; sequences of uint8s are. This mapping is
> not defined. This is a rare failing in a standard.

I certainly misunderstood you, but doesn't the standard
in a figure depicts the sequence of 128 bits together
with the sequence of 8 of (its) 'bytes'? (It also gives
its numbering of bits in a 'byte'.)

M. K. Shen

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