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RE: encoding: SPKI vs. SDSI

At 12:52 PM 2/26/97 -0500, Phillip M. Hallam-Baker wrote:
>>At the December meeting, when I suggested that it might be easier to merge 
>>with SDSI if we adopt S-expression encoding rather than our current binary 
>>proposal, I heard objections -- both to ASCII and to S-expressions.
>If this is going to happen I strongly advise people to get in touch with the
>folks at the Web consortium who have developed an S-Expression based
>system for PICS and the digital signature initiative.
>We don't need two standard cannonicalizations for S-Expressions!

I think there can be only one standard for S-expressions.

BTW, I've also (through my involvement in W3C) asked RSA to produce an 
S-expression version of the PKCS standards.  I'm even tempted to do a first 
pass for them.

 - Carl

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