Question about UIDs and valid email addresses

Todd Todd <>
Wed Jun 11 18:45:02 2003

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Johan Wevers wrote:
> Noteworthy changes in version 1.2.2 (2003-05-01)
> ------------------------------------------------
> [...]
>     * Notation names that do not contain a '@' are no longer allowed
>       unless --expert is set.  This is to help prevent pollution of
>       the (as yet unused) IETF notation namespace.

Are notation names the same as user ids?  I didn't think so, but I don't
really know much about notations, so perhaps I'm even more confused that I
think I am.

And looking at g10/keygen.c from 1.2.1, it doesn't look like anything
relevant changed in respect to allow-freeform-uid and email and comment
checking.  And even with expert set, using an address syntax like the OP
wanted (protcol:uid@domain) still fails.  I don't think we're talking about
the same thing here.

But I'd be happy to learn something new or correct a misconception I have
today. :)

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