atom at suspicious.org
Wed Aug 11 04:34:51 CEST 2004
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On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Atom 'Smasher' <atom at suspicious.org> writes:
> should be allowed? Thus removing the need for OpenPGP-URL. Hm. Then
> the header could be called simply 'OpenPGP' which is neat. E.g.:
> OpenPGP: id=B565716F; url=http://josefsson.org/key.txt; algo=1 (RSA); size=1280
> Where all of the following would be equally valid:
> OpenPGP: id=B565716F
> OpenPGP: url=http://josefsson.org/key.txt
> OpenPGP: id=B565716F; algo=1 (RSA); size=1280
> OpenPGP: url=http://josefsson.org/key.txt; algo=1 (RSA); size=1280
i really like this...!
one header with 4 fields, each field is optional and MAY include human
readable comments... so even this would be valid:
OpenPGP: id=0x12345678 (DSA/1024)
even though the algo and size cannot be parsed.
or this example:
OpenPGP: id=0x12345678 (This key is only used to
sign things when i'm at the office)
if someone feels inclined to identify their key using a short id, long id,
or fingerprint, all are valid.
it may produce a header that isn't the most aesthetically pleasing, but it
would be a single header that it both human and machine readable.... this
is moving towards elegance!
i'll be re-reading rfc 2822, and then rewrite my draft accordingly...
> Btw, does 2440 specify an unambiguous value for 'size' for DSA,
> ElGamal, etc?
not that i've found :(
PGP key - http://atom.smasher.org/pgp.txt
762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7 582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808
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