Just replying to the subject, rather than the specific message.
With regards to pgp 2.6 compatibility, I believe that only a MAY reference in
the spec (with appendices/references for formats), is required for it to be
widely implemented, user demand and market pressure will take care of that.
If there are really 4 million pgp 2.6 users out there, then most email
developers will be eager to service that market niche.
If we leave it a MAY then issues of copyright & patents are upto the
implementors in their various countries, as it should be. And that would
leave us free to *quickly* draft a unencumbered clearly documented spec
with ONE MUST and ONE SHOULD. As a developer I dream of that, at the moment
implementing email security is a nightmare.
Too much time is being wasted on political issues & debates, for what I
thought was meant to be a purely technical spec.
Black Paw Communications
Using MailCat for Win32 Beta Vs 184.108.40.206, on November 7, 1997, in Win95