Re: [openpgp] Deprecating compression support

Jon Callas <joncallas@icloud.com> Fri, 22 March 2019 22:01 UTC

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Subject: Re: [openpgp] Deprecating compression support
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> On Mar 22, 2019, at 2:19 AM, Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org> wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:47, bartbutler=40protonmail.com@dmarc.ietf.org
> said:
> 
>> One thing we could add to the compression section would be a SHOULD
>> for ZLIB as opposed to the legacy ZIP and bzip2, which is slow and
>> doesn't have much of a reason to exist in my opinion. There's no real
> 
> So what about this minor change:
> 
> @@ -3322,8 +3321,9 @@ ## Compression Algorithms
>  100--110  Private/Experimental algorithm
> 
> Implementations MUST implement uncompressed data.  Implementations
> -SHOULD implement ZIP.  Implementations MAY implement any other
> -algorithm.
> +SHOULD implement ZLIB.  For interoperability reasons implementations
> +SHOULD be able to decompress using ZIP.  Implementations MAY implement
> +any other algorithm.

+1. Thanks, Werner.

	Jon