[ietf-dkim] section 5 rewrite?
eric at neophilic.com
Mon Jul 3 18:05:17 PDT 2006
> Section 5 generally, 1st one is 5.1, 2nd para. This section seems
> to be all, or almost all, advisory, in which case, it shouldn't use
> MAY, SHOULD etc. Another example is in 5.3 where it says something
> that an MUA "SHOULD" do. Suggest lower-casing all the MAY etc.
> Parts of 5.4 where it says that "From:" MUST be signed etc. is an
> exception and but would be stated earlier, maybe in around the "h="
> So, is a bit of re-writing of section 5 needed?
It depends on how extensive the changes are that you are suggesting.
The word "re-write" implies that we should through out the current
section and start over, to which I disagree. I'm willing to
lower-case some of the terms though and modify individual sentences
I agree with 5.1, para 2, but I disagree with 5.3 --- the point of
that is that something somehow SHOULD convert the message to 7-bit
MIME before presentation to the DKIM algorithm in order to maximize
interoperability. The converting agent might be an MUA, it might be
an MSA, it might even be the MTA, but in any case that conversion
SHOULD be done.
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