[ietf-dkim] Possible C14N incorporating MIME decoding
dhc at dcrocker.net
Fri Dec 8 14:24:54 PST 2006
Charles Lindsey wrote:
> How DKIM will work in an EAI context is not yet clear. For messages
> which remain in an EAI (aka UTF8SMTP) environment throughout their
> journey, DKIM should work OK, provided implemetors heed the advice in
> dkim-base to maintain 8bit cleanliness in strings. But if a UTF8SMTP
> message has to be downgraded by some MTA en route, then secondary
> signing by that MTA is just not an option. ...
It occurs to me that this is probably not a DKIM topic at all. I don't mean
that it isn't relevant to DKIM, but rather that it is not *specific* to DKIM.
EAI is a long-standing problem and canonicalization of email text is a
long-standing issue. I suspect that your focus is appropriate to a venue with
that mix of interest, rather than DKIM, per se.
Let me suggest this more strongly: These arenas of internationalization and
canonicalization have proved exceptionally difficult and the sort of thing you
are attempting to pursue *should* be of benefit -- and therefore interest -- to
the larger email text-handling community.
That said, I'm not sure what venue to suggest, and I don't want to guess, lest
it confuse things further.
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