Fwd: Re: [ietf-dkim] Introducing myself
chl at clerew.man.ac.uk
Thu Dec 7 02:07:21 PST 2006
On Wed, 06 Dec 2006 16:58:41 -0000, Stephen Farrell
<stephen.farrell at cs.tcd.ie> wrote:
> So it looks to me like you're suggesting a new c14n algorithm for
> the WG to consider.
> If so, I think the proper course would be to write that up as a
> draft-lindsey-dkim-foo and then we can see if we like it or not.
> (While having the perl code is great, its not necessarily the
> easiest thing for everyone to analyse.)
Yes, I might do that in due course, but we need to toss the idea around
here a little bit more first (as we seem to be doing).
> And we do have pluggability in base for c14n, so that if you're
> right, and this new c14n produces significantly less brittle
> signatures, then your new c14n algorithm would probably get
> adopted fairly quickly in any case.
My concern is that people will tend not to implement stuff that is not in
the base standard. And any c14n has to be implemented at both ends in
order to be of any use.
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