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Re: [ietf-822] Base64 encoding details

2020-09-18 09:41:23
On 9/18/2020 6:35 AM, Ned Freed wrote:
All that said, if you really want to allow this sort of thing, the way to do it isn't to try and figure out how to describe the myriad representations allowed in our current set of encodings. That's never going to work, because people
will never stop coming up with variations you haven't thought of.

What you do instead is sign the material under the encoding, eliminating the encoding variations from the signature. And while you're at it, you do it in
stages, so that when you're dealing with really large parts you can reuse
previosuly computed hashes.



Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking

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