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RE: Authenticated Attributes DER vs BER

1998-04-16 13:59:37
Blake,

In the spirit of "being liberal in what you accept" and
interoperability, I think some language is needed.  How about "receiving
agents SHOULD NOT reorder the SET OF according to DER"?

I respectfully disagree for the reasons that I stated before.  There is no
reason why the receiving agent should not be able to decode the signedData
and re-DER-encode the authenticatedAttributes.  Your proposed text strongly
discourages that behavior.

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