Re: [ldapext] Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-stroeder-mailboxrelatedobject-06.txt

Michael Ströder <michael@stroeder.com> Sun, 05 October 2014 21:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ldapext] Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-stroeder-mailboxrelatedobject-06.txt
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Sean Leonard wrote:
> On 9/26/2014 9:08 AM, Michael Ströder wrote:
>> Michael Ströder wrote:
>>> Personally I consider PKCS#9 to be seriously flawed. E.g. defining as
>>> GeneralizedTime is bad design. Yuck!
>> Should have been: "defining dateOfBirth as GeneralizedTime"
>>                          ^^^^^^^^^^^
> 
> Hi Michael, I just wanted to follow up on this. What exactly is the problem
> with GeneralizedTime?

There's no real semantics using a time part for dateOfBirth and matching will
be incorrect.

Furthermore I'm strongly against arbitrarily using zeroed time in case of
unknown birth time.

Ciao, Michael.