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Re: re. date format
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>>>>> "Bill" == Bill Sommerfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Bill> Another thing the ASCII representation complicates is adding
Bill> a relative time to an absolute time... i.e., to compute an
Bill> expiration time from an issuing time.
I think that the public key operation will be far more costly in
terms of CPU power than the parsing of the ASCII. timelocal() is
relatively common now. I remember coding it for AmigaDOS and SVR3,
StunOS, but I haven't had to do that recently.
I would also imagine most certificates to be valid from "now" to
"now"+delta. And so long as the certificate that we are delegating is
valid during that period, there is no reason to actually read the
dates from that cert.
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