notation data & policy URL
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Fri Apr 9 21:51:08 CEST 2004
On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 12:49:14PM -0400, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> > > is there anything wrong with using the policy URL for non-URL text?
> > Yes. Policy URLs are URLs.
> > > example: i sign my brothers key while meeting for lunch... i could ~just~
> > > sign the key and leave it at that, or... i could specify the conditions of
> > > the signature:
> > > This is my brother. I've known him since 1976 and verified his key
> > > in person.
> > >
> > > is there a recommended way to include that information directly in my
> > > signature on his key?
> > Notations.
> > Still, if you include all that information in the signature, you're
> > making the signature larger. A policy URL at least is small.
> i still don't 'get' why the notation data is in the form: foo=bar
> why not have just 'foo', or 'bar'?
Because the standard says so :)
> also, can a policy url and/or notation data be included in a self
Sure, why not? Self-signatures are signatures too.
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