Re: Order of header field names in h= tag

From: SM <>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 01:48:54 -0700

Hi Maarten,
At 13:58 23-03-2016, Maarten Oelering wrote:
>Does anyone know a reason for wanting to order field names top to
>bottom in "h="?
>If they were ordered bottom to top than signing implementations
>would be much simpler.

The latest header fields are usually inserted at the top of header
block. It is better to sign the latest occurrences of the header
fields if the "signer" has inserted those fields. The issue is about
ordering, i.e. should the "signer" assume that the latest header
field was inserted at the top or the bottom of the header block.

Received on Thu Mar 24 2016 - 08:49:16 PST

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