John A. Martin jam at
Mon Oct 12 18:31:43 CEST 1998

>>>>> "Robert" == Robert Richard George 'reptile' Wal
>>>>> "Re: Version" (Mon, 12 Oct 1998 22:49:51 +0200)

    Robert> On 98.10.12 brian moore pressed the following keys:
    >> On Mon, Oct 12, 1998 at 11:52:23AM -0700, Ron Echeverri wrote:
    >> > Werner Koch writes:
    >> >   "John A. Martin" <jam at> writes:
    >> >   > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
    >> >   ASCII armors are depreciated - you should use MIME ;-)
    >> >
    >> > Forgive the digression, but what would the proper MIME type
    >> > be? :)
    >> Content-Type: application/pgp; format=text; x-action=sign

    Robert> And what is the RFC that describes this beast?

    Robert> Reptile

    Robert> PS. Yes, I am picky, because there is RFC about PGP
    Robert> encapsulated in MIME.  RFC2015.

Why break peanuts with a sledge hammer.  Why use MIME for simple text?

Recall that rfc2015 says

   The ASCII armor output is the REQUIRED method for data transfer.

Now what am I missing?


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