GnuPG Clearsign vs. PGP/MIME Signing

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Jun 6 15:42:49 CEST 2005

On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 13:45:30 +0200, Kiefer, Sascha said:

> Well, as far as i see there is no difference between the MIME format of
> rfc2015 and rfc3156.

Correct, 3156 has only minor clarifications.

> So, what is right?

> RFC like:

> Content-Type: multipart/signed; micalg=pgp-md5
>         protocol="application/pgp-signature"; boundary=bar


> Or (enigmail like)

> Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
>         boundary="foo"

Wrong.  IIRC this is a workaround due to problems with the Mozilla
code.  Enigmail users should nag the Mozilla hackers to provide a
working and useful interface to MIME and don't hardcode S/MIME.

> But what should i generate?

The first of course.



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