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Old June 25th, 2013   #6
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I may just be getting sleepy here but I'm not too offended with what you're proposing there. The Block Address PID was created because there were some folks doing some very bad things with the normal DMX Start Address PID with 0 and values above 512 for crude Block Addressing.

As Eric said one of the main things we didn't want is strange things happening with the root device address when using the Block Address PID. We also were trying to be clear so that it wasn't ambiguous if the Block Address PID would include the root device or not include the root device where it would be a guessing game for a controller. In your implementation you don't really have a root device slot, they are just virtual. The main thing I would say is that when you change modes like that you need to at least send out QUEUED messages alerting the controller that the footprint has changed...
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