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Re: extension mechanism needed

1997-11-14 11:51:23
At 10:21 AM 11/14/97 -0800, Bill Stewart wrote:

   Understanding armour _isn't_ very hard; I'd prefer MUST,
   especially since it's needed for backward compatibility with PGP 5.0
   (in particular, the Encrypt Clipboard doesn't do MIME.)
   Generating it is a matter of taste - will PGP 5.0 always accept MIME?
   Even in applications like Decrypt/Verify Clipboard?

Thanks Bill. I agree completely. From PRZ's first documents, he labeled
armoring as an integral piece of PGP. It's too useful as a generalized
mechanism for holding an object (data, keys, etc.) without having to worry
about what odd thing something will do to your binary.


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