[Tls-reg-review] spelling change request in TLS Certificate Types registry

Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk@mit.edu> Sat, 14 December 2019 01:46 UTC

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Subject: [Tls-reg-review] spelling change request in TLS Certificate Types registry
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Hi all,

RFC 8446 deliberately changed the spelling for the TLS Certificate type
assigned value 0 (listed at
https://www.iana.org/assignments/tls-extensiontype-values/tls-extensiontype-values.xhtml#tls-extensiontype-values-3),
from "X.509" to "X509" (no dot).  This was done to improve the
compatibility of the protocol description language with automated
processing tools.  Since the name is not a protocol constant and merely a
descriptive mnemonic, I propose that we update the name listed in the
registry accordingly.  Adding [RFC8446] as a reference at the same time
also seems plausible.  Comments welcome!

Thanks,

Ben