[ietf-dkim] New canonicalizations
Murray S. Kucherawy
msk at cloudmark.com
Tue May 24 23:19:43 PDT 2011
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave CROCKER [mailto:dhc at dcrocker.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 5:33 PM
> To: Murray S. Kucherawy
> Cc: ietf-dkim at mipassoc.org
> Subject: Re: [ietf-dkim] New canonicalizations
> Let's make it be the right work.
> To make a canonicalization algorithm that is more robust -- such as having it
> based on canonical forms of data, independent of encoding -- makes some sense.
> Trying to create the ability to "reverse" changes strikes me as far to complex
> and fragile to be reasonable.
I think your last sentence is what I was getting at.
One could have a 7-bit canonicalization that does the same sort of thing MIME does, I suppose, at least in terms of content conversion. Not having given it much thought yet, though, I suspect doing this at the MIME level is more likely to be successful rather than at the message level, which is where DKIM lives.
I could swear I heard that idea presented recently...
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