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Re: [openpgp] The checksum may appear

2021-05-02 14:35:45
On 2021-04-28 at 23:58 -0400, Paul Wouters wrote:
On Thu, 25 Mar 2021, Ángel wrote:

It is not clear to me what the WG would like to do here on the
"optional checksum" item.

Ángel proposed something, Werner agreed, but then Ángel wasn't sure
anymore. It would be good to get more and/or clarified views on this


Hello Paul

There are two points here.

I proposed a change. Its summary could be "Make explicit that the
checksum is optional".

Werner agreed. But he also mentioned "making the CRC a SHOULD create".
He might have read that into my text (it wasn't my intention on that
patch), or it could have been meant as "we should also make it a

Making the checksum a SHOULD is the piece I discuss in my second mail,
and the one I'm unsure about.

I still support my initial change (well, if it doesn't turn out to be

So there are two issues:
a) if the proposed text is good
b) whether adding a line "clients SHOULD create a checksum"

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