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RFC 4880, "OpenPGP Message Format", November 2007

Source of RFC: openpgp (sec)

Errata ID: 2212
Status: Rejected
Type: Editorial

Reported By: Constantin Hagemeier
Date Reported: 2010-04-28
Rejected by: Sean Turner
Date Rejected: 2010-07-20

Section 5.2.3. says:

     - Two-octet field holding the left 16 bits of the signed hash
       value.
   ...
   The left 16 bits of the hash are included in the Signature packet to
   provide a quick test to reject some invalid signatures.

It should say:

     - Two-octet field holding the high 16 bits of the signed hash
       value.
   ...
   The high 16 bits (first two octets) of the hash are included in the
   Signature packet to provide a quick test to reject some invalid
   signatures.

Notes:

Use exactly the sentence from 5.2.2.

left is misleading. It could be remaining (from leave). And there are
cultures where the last letters of a line are on the left side.
The convention is high digit before (not left of) low digit (which may
be odd for Arabs).
--VERIFIER NOTES--
Like errata 2210, but here Constantin corrects to “high” rather than “first.” I don’t believe either is so misleading as to warrant a change.

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