Re: [dane] On the PKIX-TA / PKIX-CA question? [ One week WGLC ]

Viktor Dukhovni <viktor1dane@dukhovni.org> Mon, 09 December 2013 23:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dane] On the PKIX-TA / PKIX-CA question? [ One week WGLC ]
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On Mon, Dec 09, 2013 at 04:50:43PM -0500, James Cloos wrote:

> Since I've posted wrt this draft, I feel compelled to add that I
> encouraged symmetry, iff names are used, because I do not expect
> that anyone will remember them otherwise.

What do you mean by symmetry?  If you mean that the names for 0/1
should each differ in the same way from 2/3 respectively, then this
requires names that fail to distinguish between a vanilla CA (in
usage 0) and a trust-anchor (in usage 2).  Is such "symmetry" more
important than semantic fidelity?

[ Usages 0/1 are a blunder, we're continuing to pay the cost of
  this blunder. ]

> There is no value in names if one has to look them up; in that
> case numbers are at least as useful.

Are the names in your view primary intended as alternative input
forms, or (perhaps as comments) in display forms of RRs?

-- 
	Viktor.