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RE: encoding: SPKI vs. SDSI
At 11:37 AM 3/10/97 -0500, David P. Kemp wrote:
Philip DesAutels said to me that W3C had until recently believed the
conventional wisdom that ASN.1 is too unweildy to use on lightweight
devices, but that demonstrations of Microsoft's Authenticode technology
on Windows CE (a lightweight version of MS Windows for Net PCs, if that
can be imagined!) was convincing evidence to the contrary.
I think this depends on what one considers a "lightweight device" to be.
If you consider WinCE to be lightweight, sure. If you consider a smart card
to be lightweight, not.
Personally, I tend to the latter view.
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