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Re: Parser abilities, and MDCs (Re: pointers to openpgp-interopknowledge base?)
On Thu, 08 Nov 2001 10:34:44 +0200, disastry said:
rfc2440b03> extends until the end of the file. In general, an implementation
rfc2440b03> SHOULD NOT use indeterminate length packets except where the end
rfc2440b03> of the data will be clear from the context,
> it does not talks about compression,
Well, the "clear from context" is exactly the case for compressed
packets because the zip algorithm has its own length management.
> but gpg implements this different way than in RFC1991 and RFC2440:
Not if you give --openpgp or when the recipient uses a v4 key. I used
the other method to implement the indefinite length packets before I
knew about the OpenPGP WG.
> other interoperability problem is that gpg puts
> signature after the data packet, pgp expect it before..
> I think it is because gpg wants to do all in
> one pass without seeking or using temporary files.
Exactly. I have suggested to write a wrapper which swaps the sequence.
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