Re: [secdir] [jose] JWK member names, was: SECDIR review of draft-ietf-jose-json-web-key-31

Stephen Kent <kent@bbn.com> Wed, 17 September 2014 14:43 UTC

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OK, now I have a clear answer to the question I posed earlier, i.e., this
is a JSON parser problem, not specific to the JOSE-defined formats.

I still believe it makes sense for the RFC(s) to mandate rejection of 
duplicates,
as a way to "encourage" transition to better parsers, as others have 
noted. And
I rely on Tero's judgement that the required changes are not onerous.

Steve