Re: Revised features section (brief)

Joe Tag <joe.tag@juno.com> Wed, 05 September 2001 22:12 UTC

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Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 17:57:53 -0400
Subject: Re: Revised features section (brief)
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Thanks, folks. I have printed this; archived it. 
On Wed, 5 Sep 2001 13:02:40 -0700 Jon Callas <jon@callas.org>; writes:
> 
> This changes it to a bit vector. Brickbats to me.
> 
> 5.2.3.24. Features
> 
>    (N octets of flags)
> 
>    The features subpacket denotes which advanced OpenPGP features a
>    user's implementation supports. This is so that as features are
>    added to OpenPGP that cannot be backwards-compatible, a user can
>    state that they can use that feature.
> 
>    This subpacket is similar to a preferences subpacket, and only
>    appears in a self-signature.
> 
>    An implementation SHOULD NOT use a feature listed when sending to 
> a
>    user who does not state that they can use it.
> 
>    Defined features are:
> 
>        First octet:
> 
>        0x01 - Modification Detection (packets 18 and 19)
> 
>    If an implementation implements any of the defined features, it
>    SHOULD implement the features subpacket, too.
> 
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