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Re: Way Forward

2000-08-03 00:30:01
I second Simon's proposal, an additional reason being that some specifications
reuse the CMS syntax without mandating the same algorithms as CMS does. It would
be easier and clearer to reference one specific CMS syntax document instead of
saying "CMS, but just the data structures". 


Simon Blake-Wilson wrote:

Hi Russ,

Several other groups within the IETF ... PKIX and TLS for example ... are
separating their specifications
into two documents ... one for data structures and one for algorithms. I think
this should also be
considered by the S/MIME group ... both because it is an elegant distinction
which allows algorithms
to be updated without affecting abstract structures, and because it may allow
the structures document
to proceed to standard more quickly in light of the mandatory algorithms 

Best regards. Simon

Malte Borcherding
Brokat AG

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