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Re: one possible motivation for X.509
On Thu, 18 Jul 1996, John Lowry wrote:
> Is this an admission of defeat ? Have we finally made
> X.509 so complex that you can't "clear the hurdle" ?
V3 is just about at the stage where it can clear one's stomach...
BER and DER should not be a hurdle to anyone programming in a general
purpose language like java, but understanding all the squillion different
extensions to X.509 v3 is a whole different kettle of ball games.
BNF can be much harder to read than ASN.1; it's what you say with it that
causes the big headaches.
If we're talking about hurdles, can I just wish my old baby-sitter Sally
Gunnel good luck in Atlanta :-)
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