On Sun, 10 Oct 2004, Dave Crocker wrote:
My wording is stylized in order to set the stage for the current
round of effort, as I understand it:
The new mechanism must be essentially invisible to
A lofty goal, in my opinion, but I won't object. :-)
> In addition, MTAs may not be MIME-aware but insofar as they
> "handle" virus scanning, they are more than capable of
> dealing with the solution to this problem space.
I am not understanding how this relates to the current thread.
It doesn't. Ignore it.
> point out that doing it without MIME does not mean doing it
> without PGP or S/MIME. That's a separate point worthy of
> debate in the working group.
Since both of their specifications are MIME based, you are
describing creation of a new specification.
Further, there are additional requirements/constraints that have
been listed, that neither pgp nor s/mime currently satisfy.
There are additional requirements/constraints that neither the current
profile of PGP nor of S/MIME satisfy directly, which I believe are
strictly related to the packaging of the result and the key management.
You may see this as a "distinction without a difference" but I don't.
I look forward to your next revision of the Charter.