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On Thursday 15 April 2004 17.46, David Shaw wrote:
Given all that, would there be some benefit in a standard way for a
user to advertise that he can handle PGP/MIME? Specifically, a
"features" subpacket bit to say "I can handle PGP/MIME".
Since this is completely unrelated to OpenPGP itself, isn't this a good
case for a notation packet on the selfsig? The big advantage is that
this could be specified in the proper document - the one specifying
PGP/MIME (well, when it is revised the next time), or in a document
I feel it is bad design to bloat the OpenPGP spec with application
specific things like this (even when email is the dominant application
of OpenPGP at this time.)
Notation 'pgp-mime=accept' or 'rfc3156=accept' or 'email=rfc3156' or ...
(Hmmm. I like the latter - perhaps there will be other options on how
email should be formatted etc., and it would allow 'email=clearsigned'
if somebody wants to explicitly discourage PGP/MIME usage.)
- -- vbi
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