At IETF 68, Russ Housley presented an summary of the
Authenticated-Enveloped-Data content type (the slides can be found at
There was one open issue (the last slide) that dealt with the encoding of
authenticated attributes. It was discussed at the meeting; however,
responses from a wider audience (i.e., this list) is necessary. Please
indicate your preference on whether:
A) The encoding of the authenticated attributes should be done exactly the
same as in SignedData.
B) The encoding of the authenticated attributes should use the encoding that
will be transmitted.
We are soliciting feed until 10 April 2007.