Signing people with only one form of ID?

Richard Hartmann richih.mailinglist at
Fri Feb 29 10:34:41 CET 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 4:09 AM, David Shaw <dshaw at> wrote:

>  Some people include a policy URL in the certification to tell a
>  recipient just what was done.  This has its own advantages and
>  disadvantages, but is really a comment as well, as no program parses
>  and acts on the information. and of RFC 4880 look very promising. Even if no
one else cares about them, I will probably try and implement them.

>  The bottom line is that you can sign with a signature level if you
>  like, but (barring persona signatures) it only makes a marginal
>  difference in practice.

While that is a problem, you can do your best to make the local
situation the best you can possibly make it.


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