pink bunnies and flower patterns was -- Re: GPG Outlook Plug-In and
blueness at gmx.net
Mon Oct 16 16:59:36 CEST 2006
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Was Sun, 15 Oct 2006, at 22:27:36 -0500,
when Ryan wrote:
> On 10/14/06, Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> wrote:
>> Anyway, HTML mails are evil.
> But unfortunately they're here to stay. RFC 2557 is now listed as
> "standards track".
RFCs are not any "standards" nor they are by (their own) definition
supposed to be.
They are just collection of less or more recommended routines, and often
also nothing but the lists of (most usual/mass) _habits_.
In order to define a _real_ standards, quite another criterions are
needed, created after essential _sense_ of a given act/procedure.
In this sense HTML definitely does not satisfy elementary needs to be
included in a crypto scheme (due to the very HTML's technical
Of course that it doesn't mean that HTML should be banished completely
from the 'lectronic mail world, but it has its essential limitations as
for the cryptographic routines.
Once the grannies, moms, sisters, some presidents of some countries and
other particoloured fancy mail lovers are concerned with a possibly
needed encrypted/signed e-mail, and once they get wish to put their
letters in such a 'lectronic envelope they will grasp themselves why
this difference is important.
Until them let them play with their pink bunnies and flower patterns.
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