Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Generated items in frame dissector
From: Ulf Lamping <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 08:32:16 +0100
Stephen Fisher schrieb:
Shouldn't everything in the frame dissector tree be marked as generated
(with [ and ] brackets around it)?  I was teaching a group about
Wireshark this evening and noticed that while most items have brackets, a
few don't:
When I added the generated "marks" to these fields, my idea I was: Which information is in the capture file and which is generated later on by Wireshark.
  Arrival Time
Is in the capture file
  Frame Number
Is derived from the read sequence, you may argue it's generated.
  Frame Length
  Capture Length
Are both in the capture file.


So we *might* want to mark the frame number as generated, but I don't know if that's necessary.
The other three fields are actually in the capture file and should not 
be marked as generated IMO ...
Regards, ULFL