Notation data format: "user" name space rejected

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu May 9 22:16:01 CEST 2002

On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 02:52:00PM -0400, Michael Young wrote:

> 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".
> 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
> latest source.)

It hasn't.  The problem here is that between 2440 and one of the
succeeding 2440bis drafts the spec here changed slightly, so there is
a bit of a 'moving target' effect.  I'll look into it.


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