Review for media types: application/ibe-pp-data, application/ibe-key-request+xml, and application/ibe-pkg-reply+xml

Luther Martin martin at
Fri Oct 3 20:18:13 CEST 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mark at [mailto:mark at] On Behalf Of Mark
> Baker
> > In the case of IBE, the public key is the identity, so the content of
> the proposed application/ibe-key-request is really just a subset of
> what's encoded with application/pkcs10. (It's not-self signed, etc.,
> but that's really a minor difference.)
> >
> > What's the fundamental difference between these two that warrants
> greatly different processing?
> It's the two mandatory media type parameters as described in sec 5.4,
> and (unmentioned until now) the mandatory parameter in 5.7.

So if the mandatory parameter sections are deleted, then it would be OK? That's the way that the media types application/pkcs10 and application/pkcs7-mime are defined.

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