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RE: Draft Minutes

2002-12-08 21:02:14


Yes, I would consider that to be sufficent.  I have not read your code
dealing with this issue.  Many of the versions I know about do a full
decode of the structure and would fail decode if new structures were


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Gutmann [mailto:pgut001(_at_)cs(_dot_)auckland(_dot_)ac(_dot_)nz] 
Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 7:43 PM
To: jimsch(_at_)nwlink(_dot_)com; ietf-smime(_at_)imc(_dot_)org
Subject: Re: Draft Minutes

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"Jim Schaad" <jimsch(_at_)nwlink(_dot_)com> writes:

There was a discussion dealing with two issues found during 
testing.  The first dealt with the fact that so far no 
implementations are
known that deal gracefully with unknown RecipientInfo and SignerInfo

What's the definition of "deal gracefully"?  When this was 
discussed quite
some time ago, I modified my code to ignore new structures 
that it didn't
recognise, and I thought there were indications from others 
that they would be
doing the same.  Is that sufficient?


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