[ietf-dkim] Next steps for draft-ietf-dkim-ssp
dhc at dcrocker.net
Tue Dec 30 10:15:35 PST 2008
MH Michael Hammer (5304) wrote:
> Wouldn't the better (correct) way to state this be:
> It's when the signing domain (d=) and signature matches the From:
> address domain.
That change in language should help, yes.
The distinction between 'email address' and 'email domain name' is often lost.
Language to emphasize the distinction is probably a good idea for the document.
The fact that i= is defined to identify a user, rather than a mailbox, and that
the difference is not clear to folks, but that it can be quite large, is also
proving to be a consistent point of confusion. For example it can (and
sometimes does) contain non-mailbox information. This is what John was
observing a few notes back.
I'm not sure there is an opportunity to clarify it, in this doc, but it might be
I'm sufficiently not sure that I don't even have language to suggest. Sorry.
Perhaps some text that notes that i= MAY match the From: address but that it is
not required to, even when i= is in the syntax of an email address?
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