deleting signatures from uids

Alex L. Mauer hawke at
Thu Nov 2 22:46:02 CET 2006

Peter S. May wrote:

> I would think that it's important for keyservers to widely distribute
> the revocation certificates of revoked signatures.  

Agreed.  But it's not important to distribute signatures that have been

> If the keyservers
> simply omitted revoked signatures from search results, how would a
> client know that this uid was revoked?  

Because the server could, and presumably would, still distribute
revocation signatures, but not the signatures they revoke.

> Stripping data that isn't
> particularly useful is a job better left to the client.

I disagree.  Downloading the data only to discard it is a waste of time
and bandwidth.

-Alex Mauer "hawke"
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