Partial body length encoding for Compressed packets

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Feb 8 19:59:48 CET 2005

On Tue, Feb 08, 2005 at 01:53:15PM -0500, Hasnain Mujtaba wrote:
> Hi David,
> There's food for thought in your comments. Sanity is very important to
> me. So, thanks. 
> On a techincal level, I was only curious about this mixing and matching
> of partial body length headers and indeterminate encoding. I guess I
> will never know for sure why it is that way with 2.x, and perhaps 5.x. 

It's historical.  PGP 2.x came before the partial body length encoding
existed, so that's why it doesn't support it at all.


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