XML RPM Header

Jeff Johnson n3npq at nc.rr.com
Wed Feb 2 19:37:07 UTC 2005

Jeffrey C. Ollie wrote:

>On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 12:26 -0500, Jeff Johnson wrote:
>>Headers are gonna change in rpm-4.4.2 to permit use of xml to represent
>>header content, and there's four or five other flaws that need addressing
>>at the same time (like permitting an array of binary elements, and adding
>>an ASN.1 like type to ease tertirary lookup of data embedded in tags
>>(think: signature/pubkey fingerprints.)
>Since the RPM headers are going to be in XML, what about using XML

Short answer: No way Jose.

The longer answer can only be shared with someone who has actually 
attempted an OpenPGP
implementation from scratch. Words escape me ...

73 de Jeff

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