Notation data format: "user" name space rejected
mwy-gpg41 at the-youngs.org
Thu May 9 21:52:01 CEST 2002
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The latest draft of RFC2440 describes two name spaces for notation
data, one of which GnuPG rejects as invalid. Specifically, the
RFC describes the "user" name space:
> Names in the user name space consist of a UTF-8 string tag followed
> by "@" followed by a DNS domain name. Note that the tag MUST NOT
> contain an "@" character. For example, the "sample" tag used by
> Example Corporation could be "sample at example.com".
When I try to generate such a notation, I get this error:
log_error(_("a notation name must have only letters, "
"digits, dots or underscores and end with an '='\n") );
(My test used 1.0.6, but it doesn't appear to have changed in the
At first glance, it would appear that adding the "@" character
to the check on the line before the log_error() would be sufficient.
But neither the "tag" nor the DNS domain name should need to meet
these tight restrictions (alphanumeric/dot/underscore). So, I
would suggest looking for a "@" first, at which point almost
anything goes. Does that seem reasonable?
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