Re: [jose] [apps-discuss] Appsdir review for draft-ietf-jose-json-web-algorithms-33

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Thu, 02 October 2014 07:33 UTC

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On 02 Oct 2014, at 09:22, Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> wrote:

> 6.3.2.x:
> The constant repetition of »It is represented as the base64url encoding of
> the value's unsigned big endian representation as an octet sequence.
> The octet sequence MUST utilize the minimum number of octets to
> represent the value.« almost ensures that an implementer will stop
> reading the details (well, I did, and I did not write a program to
> verify the same phrase is used everywhere; if any parameter were using a
> different encoding, that sure would be missed).  Why not define
> another abstraction like base64url and use this?

Just read Richard’s DISCUSS:

> Section 6.3.2.6.
> This section defines the wrong parameter.

Priceless corroboration.

Grüße, Carsten