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Re: Adding in BZ2 compression?
On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 12:30:26 -0400, Michael Young said:
> If it didn't have any obvious advantage, I'd agree with you; but, it does.
> It's certainly more useful than two stylistic variants of the same thing,
> which is what we have now.
Yep, I'd prefer to drop compression algo 1 because 2 is better defined
and provides a clean way to specify the used window size. For
backward compatibility it can not be done though.
> essence of Werner's argument, although he makes it in terms of
> PGP/MIME, which I don't find compelling for the pure OpenPGP spec.)
OpenPGP is mostly used for email, so PGP/MIME makes a lot of sense.
The encapsulation provided by MIME is much more flexible than that of
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