Re: Call for proposals

Masataka Ohta (mohta@necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp)
Thu, 13 Jun 1996 19:53:48 +0900 (JST)


Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 19:53:48 +0900 (JST)
From: Masataka Ohta <mohta@necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp>
Subject: Re: Call for proposals
In-reply-to: <199606131038.AA12221@pehtra.e5.ijs.si>; from
To: borka@e5.ijs.si (Borka Jerman-Blazic)
Cc: mohta@necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp, Lueko.Willms@t-online.de,
Message-id: <199606131054.TAA16064@necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp>

> It was an attempt but not for the current needs in a cyberworld e.g
> do you imagine that people will use for all service the simple
> (e.g "ASCII" formated) version of their name even in 
> certificates, digital signiture or in electronic commerce (credit
> cards are issued by local banks and names are properly spelled?
> How much you will trust to a digital signiture with wrong 
> spelling of the issuer name?? Using ISO 8859 with
> code extension techniques make this very very cumbersome!

I'm afraid you misunderstand a digital signature is a pictorial
signature.

It is not.

What is important is just a public key, just a number, of the issuer,
which will be reliably distributed through ASCII-only secure DNS.

						Masataka Ohta

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