[rfc-i] New "well-known" abbreviations

James M. Polk jmpolk at cisco.com
Tue Jan 18 12:39:03 PST 2011

At 12:48 PM 1/18/2011, Paul Hoffman wrote:
>On 1/18/11 10:28 AM, RFC Editor wrote:
>>Present, but should be upgraded to "well-known"...
>>ASN.1 (I don't think it is ever used except as an acronym)
>>GUI (this is in my 2004 Webster's)
>>MD5 (like your note - typically not expanded)
>>PIM (this is now one of our core protocol suite. you can reference RFC4601)

I agree with the above.


I'll leave it to Paul (and others) to suggest and defend PKIX.

>Putting PKIX on the well-known list would make a zillion of us 
>really happy, given that its expansion is usually misleading (PKIX 
>certificates in fact don't have to be used with the infrastructure; 
>PKIX no longer is "using" X.509 in that using the extensions in PKIX 
>os far more common than using the un-extended X.509 itself).
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