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Re: [openpgp] details of 4880bis work

On 10 April 2015 at 06:38, Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hiya, here's the 2nd thread, starting from DKG's list. Please
> discuss... (We don't need +1's for this, just tweaks, corrections,
> additions etc.) If someone wanted to put this on github or
> somewhere else the group can edit it, that'd also be fine.

I would suggest adding the following:

m) Update the allowable OpenPGP Message types in 11.3.  "Encrypted
Data" should not be considered a valid OpenPGP message and has been
deprecated, I think, since 1991.

n) Deprecate (remove?) older packet types and versions that should not
be used anymore. I think I would want to completely remove most of the
language here, but OpenPGP is a different beast from TLS, so some of
it should stay because while we may specify someone SHOULD NOT or MUST
NOT use it, it will be important for actually inter-operating with
vastly deployed install bases. But it seems like we could at least
enumerate all of the SHOULD NOT/MUST NOTs and evaluate them on a
case-by-case for removal.


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