[ietf-dkim] RFC4871bis - whether to drop -- k: Key type
jon at callas.org
Mon Jun 1 14:59:10 PDT 2009
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On May 30, 2009, at 10:15 AM, Dave CROCKER wrote:
>> k: Key type
>> Much the same as h=, with the added issue that there's only one
>> possible key type right now, and if there were a need for k= in the
>> future it could be added in the same RFC that adds support for
>> anything other than RSA.
> Please discuss arguments for and against dropping this.
The argument against dropping it is that we *will* have to put it back
in, eventually to support ECDSA. RSA will eventually be phased out.
There will also be a strong desire to put it back in before there is a
need. Thus, why remove something that we know will be needed, even if
it is not presently needed?
The argument in favor of dropping it is that if we do everything, then
our grandchildren will be fat and lazy. We need to bequeath them a
reason for being. After they solve the world hunger, global warming,
and world peace issues, it would be nice for them to do something easy.
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