Re: NOT RFC1777 compliant

Tim Howes (
Wed, 13 Dec 1995 22:08:05 -0500

> From: "Craig R. Watkins" <>
> To: Tim Howes <>

> > Hmm...RFC 1777 seems ambiguous at best here to me, since X.500
> > "associates" as many as two textual strings with most attribute types
> > (a short one such as "o" is used many places, the longer
> > "organizationName" is used others). The example in that paragraph would
> > lead one to believe the interpretation you suggest, but it is just an
> > example, and I think a case could be made the other way. Anyway, looks
> > like it needs clarifying.
> Well, Tim, it certainly seems to me that you are in a position to know
> what the author intended!

True enough, but the author's intent should be spelled out unambiguously
in the document. Just in case the author is not around forever! -- Tim