Questions about Web Key Directory I-D version 06

Wiktor Kwapisiewicz wiktor at
Wed May 23 20:35:27 CEST 2018


I'm implementing Web Key Directory support in OpenKeychain and have
some questions about the current version of the draft: 06 [0].

1. The draft does not specify if redirects should be followed,
for example, for this URL:

If the HTTP response is a redirect code (301, etc.) should it be
followed? As far as I can see both gnupg and servers in the wild
(e.g. utilize redirects. Are there any restrictions
to these redirects (e.g. only to https schemes? or is http also

2. The I-D mentions in several places Content-Type:
application/octet-string, I think this is a typo, it should be

Sub-question: is there no better media type? I've browsed the IANA
registry, sadly application/pgp-keys is only for armored keys (RFC 3156 [1]).

Thank you for your time!

Kind regards,




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