# Re: Cohen's paper on byte order

From: Mok-Kong Shen (mok-kong.shen@t-online.de)
Date: 04/21/03

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```From: Mok-Kong Shen <mok-kong.shen@t-online.de>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 14:43:46 +0200

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Mok-Kong Shen wrote:
>
[snip]
> (3) According to common convention, groups of bits
> can be designated in the hexadecimal notation, so e.g.
> '010' can be written as the hex '2'. Thus the user
> can choose to express his key in the hexadecimal
> notation, obtaining a sequence of hex digits, again
> written left to right, with the first hex digit
> corresponding to the first three bits of the original
> bit sequence, etc. Is that o.k.? Note that the
> hex digits are to be obtained from the bit sequence
> in strict sequential order from left to right. In
> particular, there is no swapping of hex digits, nor
> swapping of any larger units (e.g. groups of two hex
> digits).
[snip]

Sorry for a (surely evident) error/typo. A hex digit
represents four bits and not three. The correction
to the above needed is certainly clear.

M. K. Shen

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