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Re: Canonical form for signing S-expressions
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In message <199704151248.OAA11983@digicash.com>, Bryce writes:
>Please consider my vague but heartfelt idea that being easy to
>learn for programmers and easy to read for users is probably going
>to be vastly more important than the number of times a parser has
>to run over the input.
Read a certificate ? Whatever happened to transparent security ?
During the Memphis IETF, one of the waiters in a restaurant heard our
computer talk and she talked to us a bit about how she "surfed the
net" and "read stuff", but she also "caught a virus recently and don't
know how to get rid of it". I suppose it would be very useful to her
to read her certificate that grants her access to her ISP or whatever.
Does anyone doubt that the level of the average user is not much
higher than that ? Remember, we in this mailing list are a weird
lot (well, most of us i suppose).
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