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RE: Algorithm Class Data

2007-08-16 14:47:48


I believe that this is useful independent of where tools draw the line.
This is an advantage of putting more data into a single location for people
to read rather than having to go through the entire document for the same

I've been thinking about this, and I agree. It really would help implementors to link all of this information together with unambiguous ASN.1, but it does lead to a compatibility problem. We would no longer be using the same definitions as X.509. The new ones would include this additional information to aid implementors, and generate exactly the same bits on the wire. I'm not sure the incompatibility is worth it.

Implementors need to speak up here? The structures proposed by Jim would replace tables (or some other structure chosen by the implementor). Are implementors going to embrace the approach offered by Jim?


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