Re: PKCS#11 URI slot attributes & last call

Jan Pechanec <jan.pechanec@oracle.com> Tue, 30 December 2014 06:37 UTC

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Subject: Re: PKCS#11 URI slot attributes & last call
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On Fri, 19 Dec 2014, Nico Williams wrote:

>One thing I just noticed is that you allow Unicode.  You might want to
>reference RFC3987 (IRIs), for, e.g., advice as to normalization.

	hi Nico, that's a good point.  I've added a note there (plus 
an entry to the References section):

--- draft-pechanec-pkcs11uri-17-v5.txt	2014-12-29 21:46:05.000000000 -0800
+++ draft-pechanec-pkcs11uri-17-v6.txt	2014-12-29 22:32:16.000000000 -0800
@@ -193,10 +193,13 @@
    characters in the unreserved set or to permitted characters from the
    reserved set should be percent-encoded.  This specification suggests
    one allowable exception to that rule for the "id" attribute, as
-   stated later in this section.  Grammar rules "unreserved" and "pct-
-   encoded" in the PKCS#11 URI specification below are imported from
-   [RFC3986].  As a special case, note that according to Appendix A of
-   [RFC3986], a space must be percent-encoded.
+   stated later in this section.  Note that if a URI does carry
+   characters outside of the ASCII character set a conversion to an
+   Internationalized Resource Identifier (IRI) defined in [RFC3987] may
+   be considered.  Grammar rules "unreserved" and "pct-encoded" in the
+   PKCS#11 URI specification below are imported from [RFC3986].  As a
+   special case, note that according to Appendix A of [RFC3986], a space
+   must be percent-encoded.

    The PKCS#11 specification imposes various limitations on the value of
    attributes, be it a more restrictive character set for the "serial"

	latest working version of draft 17 (v6) is attached.

	thank you, Jan.

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Jan Pechanec <jan.pechanec@oracle.com>