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Re: "Yes, I can handle PGP/MIME"
On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Will Price wrote:
> In the absence of a definitive non-advisory flag, we solved this
> problem over a year ago, and the solution is now deployed in many
> versions of shipping products. Since PGP products never (before PGP
For the record, I believe this "solution" to be ill-advised. Implementing
such hacks without discussion in this group will result in continued
compatibility issues between OpenPGP implementations.
I informed the product manager of PGP Universal of this error before the
product originally shipped, but was told it was too late to change tactics
at that point. Nevertheless, I still believe that the "preferred
keyserver" packet should indicate preferred keyservers, and that
MIME-encoding preferences should be indicated elsewhere.
Your solution is a hack, and an unnecessary one, since there is an elegant
means of expressing such information already built into OpenPGP -- the
notation data packet. I hope this is corrected in future releases of PGP