Re: [openpgp] OpenPGP Web Key Directory I-D

"brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net> Thu, 08 November 2018 01:26 UTC

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Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2018 01:25:59 +0000
From: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>
To: Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
Cc: openpgp@ietf.org, Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org>
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Subject: Re: [openpgp] OpenPGP Web Key Directory I-D
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On Wed, Nov 07, 2018 at 07:49:19PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> 4. The lowercasing of the email address is contrary to the Internet
>    mail specifications, where case-sensitivity of the email address
>    is up to the mail domain in question.  If the email address were
>    not obfuscated by hashing it would be easy for the webserver to
>    handle case-sensitivity by URL remapping.

I definitely agree that lowercasing the address is wrong.  The RFCs say
that the local part is case sensitive, and there are many case-sensitive
systems on the Internet today.
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brian m. carlson: Houston, Texas, US
OpenPGP: https://keybase.io/bk2204