notation data & policy URL
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sat Apr 10 01:48:26 CEST 2004
On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 07:38:37PM -0400, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> > > 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 :)
> ok... next question: why does the standard say so?
> it seems odd that instead of being able to specify:
> this is how i verified the key
> one has to, instead, specify:
> X at Y=this is how i verified the key
Because you want to say "this is how I verified the key". Someone
else wants to say "this key belongs to me". Someone else wants to
embed unprintable binary data. Someone else wants to give his phone
Thus, a key=value pair. Notations are a general purpose extension
mechanism. They are not a policy URL alternative.
> > > also, can a policy url and/or notation data be included in a self
> > > signature?
> > Sure, why not? Self-signatures are signatures too.
> how would one do that?
Same way one would do it for a non self-signature. cert-policy-url or
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