Fri, 14 Apr 2000 14:44:50 -0700 (PDT)
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On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, Frank Tobin wrote:
> L. Sassaman, at 14:03 -0700 on Fri, 14 Apr 2000, wrote:
> > Not following SHOULDs, unless there is a very good reason, is bad.
> Are you implying that creating unrestricted, free software is not a "vey
> good reason"? Remember, the FSF has strong philosophies which have
> changed things for many of us, because of this good reason.
I was not judging the particular case of not including IDEA and RSA. In
fact, the modules almost make up for it (the RSA module doesn't permit key
generation, I don't believe). But I was just pointing out that SHOULD
statements are meant to be followed.
> > Photo-ID and what else? Nothing. And the photo ID breaks nothing,
> > either.
> If this is true, I'll stop arguing this point; I'm sure you've become more
> intimate with PGP's internals and the RFC than I have.
If the WG assigned packet 17 to something else, then there would be a
problem. As it is now, Packet 17 is effectively assigned to the
Photo-ID; it just isn't official. I hope the WG makes it so, as the
Photo-ID is not going away, and adding it to the draft would clear up a
potential problem with the standard.
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