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

2008-12-23 07:26:59
Please note my use of "if desired" below. This presents an opportunity, not a requirement.

Nothing has been removed from the old OID capability.

I agree that the use of Unicode labels has not been adopted by PKIX or S/MIME (and may well never be), nor presented to them. However, unless or until the "oid" IRI format is accepted by URI-review, it would be premature for PKIX or SMIME to even consider it.

John L

Paul Hoffman wrote:

At 3:48 PM +0000 12/22/08, John Larmouth wrote:
However, the recent introduction of Unicode labels, as normative and unambigous names gives a new naming scheme to the (same) OID tree that enables names (Unicode labels) to be used in machine communication if desired.

Note that this scheme has not been adopted by PKIX nor S/MIME, nor has it even 
been proposed to either of the working groups.

The ASN.1 type is called OID_IRI and provides for node identification using 
Unicode labels.

Paging Peter Gutmann....

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