Re: [Uri-review] PKCS#11 URI registration request review

Ted Hardie <> Mon, 11 February 2013 17:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Uri-review] PKCS#11 URI registration request review
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Hi Jan,

Some comments on a quick review:

In the examples you use newlines to make things more readable, and I
think that's
reasonable, but your justification says:

   Note that in some of the following examples,
   newlines and spaces were inserted for better readability which is
   allowed by [RFC3986].

I think that's a bit confusing.  If I understand you, what you mean to
say is that the
3986 allows you to use newlines in example text, not that it allows you to use
newlines and spaces "for better readability" in the actual URI.  Some re-wording
may be in order.

I also believe you may wish to make explicit statements about where on the
3986 ladder of comparison you intend for these attribute-value pairs
to fall.  As
it stands, some of the text about Library version indicates that you expect a
semantic comparison, but it is usual in cryptographic contexts to require
something that has much less wiggle room.   Explicit text on this would help
the reader understand what it is expected


Ted Hardie

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 5:28 PM, Jan Pechanec <> wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jan 2013, Jan Pechanec wrote:
>         hi, the section 5.2 of RFC 4395 notes "Allow a reasonable time
> for discussion and comments. Four weeks is reasonable for a permanent
> registration requests."
>         I will wait for two more weeks if there is any feedback (which
> would be greatly appreciated) to make it 4 weeks in total, and if there
> is none I will continue with the next step, which is the submission to
>         regards, Jan.
>>       hello,
>>       in accordance with section "5.2. Registration Procedures" of RFC
>>4395 "Guidelines and Registration Procedures for New URI Schemes", I
>>respectfully request a review for our planned permanent registration
>>request of the PKCS#11 URI as specified in the following I-D:
>>       the registration template is attached.
>>       best regards, Jan Pechanec
> --
> Jan Pechanec
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