Web Key Service draft requires binary representation keys

Jürgen Schäpker Juergen.Schaepker at giepa.de
Wed Oct 26 16:00:58 CEST 2016


the current OpenPGP Web Key Service draft defines in 3.1 Key Discovery:

"The HTTP GET method MUST return the binary representation of the OpenPGP key for the given mail address."
"The server MUST NOT return an ASCII armored version of the key."

Is there a specific reason why the (possibly problematic) binary representation was chosen? Why not ASCII armored keys instead?

Best regards,

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