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On Friday 25 January 2002 01:48, Jon Callas wrote:
At 11:46 PM +0100 1/24/02, Thomas Roessler wrote:
On 2002-01-24 23:38:13 +0100, Simon Josefsson wrote:
I agree with Jon's opinion. PGP/MIME interoperability is bad.
Really? It certainly won't get worse than MIME interoperability in
That is precisely my point. It's not a PGP problem, it's a MIME
problem. Which means that PGP/MIME is a good thing in theory, but not
in practice. Once MIME interoperability starts working, more power to
So we should prolong the lifespan of a broken design (just think i18n)
just because the mime interop of some widely deployed mail software is
less than optimal?
What about encouraging people to implement PGP/MIME and see its wide
deployment force others to fix their stuff?
Just the opinion of someone implementing of a MIME parser: Plain pgp is
ugly as hell, PGP/MIME resp. rfc1847 sucks much less.
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