Terminology - certificate or key ?

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Fri Sep 30 17:59:09 CEST 2016

On 09/30/2016 08:24 AM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> I'd start with -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- :)
> You are technically correct (the best kind of correct!) [1] -- no, wait!  That's "key block", not "keyblock"!
> I'm more technically correct!  I win!  :)
> In all seriousness, the only context in which I've seen "key block" has been the beginning of an armored certificate, and I've literally never seen "keyblock", nor have I ever heard anyone call their certificate a "keyblock" or "key block" outside of the narrow context of "look for -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----".
> [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hou0lU8WMgo

Well, it's a "key" in a block, with regular line breaks.

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