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RFC 4880, "OpenPGP Message Format", November 2007

Note: This RFC has been updated by RFC 5581

Source of RFC: openpgp (sec)

Errata ID: 2232
Status: Rejected
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

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

Section 6.3. says:

   The encoded output stream must be represented in lines of no more
   than 76 characters each.

It should say:

   The encoded output stream MUST be represented in lines in according
   to the following algorithm.
   Choose a maximal line width w not greater than 76.  Insert after each
   w characters a line break.  If the last = (the beginning of the
   encoded checksum) is not at the beginning of a line, one line break
   MAY be inserted before the last =.


The old formulation allows lines of different length and even empty
The submitter describes legal, correct behavior, and amends the text to disallow it.

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