Re: [openpgp] Tag indicating a MIME content

Vincent Breitmoser <look@my.amazin.horse> Thu, 07 July 2016 10:35 UTC

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Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:35:06 +0200
From: Vincent Breitmoser <look@my.amazin.horse>
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I support this.

Nitpick, should this be "an" rather than "a" m?

 - V

Werner Koch(wk@gnupg.org)@Thu, Jul 07, 2016 at 10:14:17AM +0200:
> Hi,
> 
> I recall that an indication for a MIME content has been proposed many
> years ago but might have been forgotten.  Thus I propose this small
> change for 4880bis:
> 
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> diff --git a/middle.mkd b/middle.mkd
> index 033f11f..5519be3 100644
> --- a/middle.mkd
> +++ b/middle.mkd
> @@ -2156,7 +2156,8 @@ ## {5.9} Literal Data Packet (Tag 11)
>      may need line ends converted to local form, or other text-mode
>      changes.  The tag 'u' (0x75) means the same as 't', but also
>      indicates that implementation believes that the literal data
> -    contains UTF-8 text.
> +    contains UTF-8 text.  If it is a 'm' (0x6d), then it contains a
> +    MIME message body part [](#RFC2045).
>  
>      Early versions of PGP also defined a value of 'l' as a 'local'
>      mode for machine-local conversions.  RFC 1991 [](#RFC1991)
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> 
> 
> MIME has several advantages: Interpretation of the plaintext can be done
> without considering the context (e.g. part of a PGP/MIME message or
> standalone).  The encoding of the message can be described without
> resorting to the unprotected armor header.
> 
> 
> Shalom-Salam,
> 
>    Werner
> 
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