[ietf-dkim] New Issue: selectors and key rollover
stephen.farrell at cs.tcd.ie
Thu Mar 16 08:00:58 PST 2006
Mark Delany wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 16, 2006 at 09:52:50AM +0000, Stephen Farrell allegedly wrote:
>> Section 3.1 says that a new selector should (albeit lowerase
>> should) be used when keys are rolled. This seems a bit clunky
>> and may lead to selectors with counter-intuitive names. Why not
>> include a version number or key ID that'd allow this to be
>> done better? The version could be included as the last part of
>> the selector starting from zero, e.g. "alice.0" -> "alice.1" ->
>> "alice.2" etc.
> That can certainly be suggested as a strategy or best practice and can
> be done now without changes to the specification.
> In that light, is the issue just better word-smithing?
Almost. I think some guidance, and maybe examples would be
good and probably sufficient. In which case this could be
dealt with a just another editorial nit. Or, we might want
to change the ABNF to specifically allow for a numeric
key Id/version that increments. I don't have a strong
opinion either way but wanted to ask the question.
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