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Hello Mr. Callas,
And while we are hacking, by hacking, I mean
chopping with an axe. Let us spruce the
The zlib compression algorithm seems to be only
implemented in the GnuPG variants, and
is causing a lot of inter-operability problems.
The compression function is breaking inter
operability, therefore, we ought to state what is a
"MUST" and what isn't, so that the issue may be resolved,
once and for all. Especially so, when, forgive
my expression, some implementors, default to zilb,
while others seem to be unwilling to implement it.
Imad R. Faiad
On Wed, 04 Jun 2003 07:56:54 -0400, you wrote:
A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
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Pretty Good Privacy Working Group of the IETF.
Title : OpenPGP Message Format
Author(s) : J. Callas, L. Donnerhacke, H. Finney, R. Thayer
Filename : draft-ietf-openpgp-rfc2440bis-08.txt
Pages : 71
Date : 2003-6-3
This document is maintained in order to publish all necessary
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