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Re: let's look... Re: Standardizing inline PGP for e-mail?

2003-01-23 14:35:41

I think in general that creating a new subtype of text to solve this
problem is a non-starter.  Part of the original problem was that not
enough mailers supported PGP/MIME (or indeed, MIME in general)
sufficiently well.  I suspect that using a new subtype will eventually
end up as "PGP/MIME lite" and will similarly not be supported.

Anything that causes the equivalent of
 "cat message | gpg --clearsign | mail user(_at_)example(_dot_)com"
to no longer work well is not going to work out in the real world.  I
like the original suggestion far better (with or without the x-action:
tag) as it does not preclude the above pipeline.


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