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Re: consistent use of top-level oid branch name joint-iso-itu-t(2)

2008-12-22 09:16:33


This is a result of the name change from CCITT to ITU-T. So, different documents use different names depending on when they were published. The bits on the wire are not impacted, so I have never worried about it.


At 07:56 AM 12/22/2008, Alfred =?hp-roman8?B?SM5uZXM=?= wrote:

Folks / to whom it concerns,

during recent reviews of active I-Ds containing ASN.1 related
to the X.500 framework, I found that a couple of these do not
consistently employ the revised name of the top-level OID branch

    joint-iso-itu-t(2) ,

but instead use the outdated/legacy name

    joint-iso-ccitt(2) .

Some drafts use a mix of both names.

I suggest that the modern version  joint-iso-itu-t(2)  be used
consistently within all new drafts / draft versions, unless
intentionally and explicitely for historical evidence reference
has to be made to the old name.

Kind regards,


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