[Announce] GnuPG signature key update and X-Request-PGP

Anthony E. Greene agreene@pobox.com
Mon Dec 23 19:58:02 2002

On 23-Dec-2002/17:08 +0100, Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org> wrote:
>On another topic: Due to problems with some of the keyservers, it
>might not be possible to retrieve or refresh some keys; to work around
>this, I suggest the use of a mail header to get the canonical address
>of a key.  This will most likely point to a web page, but other URL
>schemes do also make sense.  The proposed format of such a mail header
>  X-Request-PGP: <url>

I use this:

  X-OpenPGP-Key-URL: <http://www.pobox.com/~agreene/pgp/0x6C94239D.asc>

The header makes it clear that the data is a URL. The URL is enclosed
in angle brackets, as specified in IETF standards that describe rendering
a URL in plain text.

Anthony E. Greene <mailto:agreene@pobox.com>
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