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Whither SignerInfo content-type?

1999-03-10 07:35:08
I've just noticed that there doesn't appear to be anything in CMS which says
what you're supposed to do with the content-type attribute when it's present in
the signedAttributes.  11.1 says "The content-type attribute specifies the
content type of the ContentInfo value being signed in signed-data", but there
doesn't appear to be any clear indication of how to apply this when you verify
the signature.  I know it's obvious, but it'd be a good idea to mention it
explicitly, perhaps add to the content-type description or maybe 11.1 something
like "Where this field is present, implementations must verify during the
signature validation process that it matches the type of the ContentInfo being

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