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Re: Parser abilities, and MDCs (Re: pointers to openpgp-interopknowledge base?)

2001-11-16 09:02:29

Werner Koch <wk(_at_)gnupg(_dot_)org> writes:

On Thu, 08 Nov 2001 10:34:44 +0200, disastry  said:

rfc2440b03> extends until the end of the file. In general, an implementation
rfc2440b03> SHOULD NOT use indeterminate length packets except where the end
rfc2440b03> of the data will be clear from the context,

it does not talks about compression,

Well, the "clear from context" is exactly the case for compressed
packets because the zip algorithm has its own length management.

As far as I understand this description, "clear from context" means
"clear from the OpenPGP context", e.g., the packet is contained in a
larger packet which has got a length limitation, or it is the last one
in an OpenPGP message.

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