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

Mark Baker distobj at
Fri Oct 3 20:48:32 CEST 2008

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 2:18 PM, Luther Martin <martin at> wrote:
>> -----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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