moving user ID Comments to --expert mode

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Feb 7 09:07:34 CET 2011

On Sun,  6 Feb 2011 20:46, dkg at said:

> The User ID is the most commonly-used way to *find* the key -- but it
> does not identify the key.  It identifies the user.  The fact that
> people are willing to cryptographically bind the User ID to the key (via

In OpenPGP parlance the term "key" is used as a synonym for the term
"keyblock" which in turn is the OpenPGP saying for a "certificate".  To
refer to the actual key material (plus some meta information), we use
the term "public key packet".



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