A usability gap in fingerprint rendering and parsing

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri Jan 6 15:09:17 CET 2012

On Fri,  6 Jan 2012 14:18, jerome at jeromebaum.com said:

> Is this necessary for a technical reason? I'm just thinking about the
> scenario where transmits his human-readable fingerprint in a medium that
> collapses repeated spaces (think e.g. HTML).

Hmmm, you have a point here.

> (In fact I think I'd rather see a requirement to not have surrounding
> whitespace and instead be less sensitive about inner whitespace.)

Trimming white space is common practice and used for all kind of user id
specifications.  Without that you need to be very careful when copying
and pasting.



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