Re: a typo in section 6.4.1 ?

     Your interpretation looks right to me.  Certainly the x parameter of
I2OSP would not be what is set equal to 20, since that's the input value.
We might even want to add in the previous sentence that r goes first in the

          Tom Gindin

"ZOHAR,ILAN (HP-Cupertino,ex1)" <> on 08/01/2001
09:54:17 PM

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To:   IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG <>
Subject:  a typo in section 6.4.1 ?

>   Section 6.4.1 DSA refers to  a parameter k in
Integer to octet-stream conversion must be done according to the I2OSP
operation defined in the RFC 2437 <>
[PKCS1] specification with a k parameter equal to 20.
however the supplied link leads to a text where the parameter used is named
l (small 'L').
Input: x nonnegative integer to be converted
 l intended length of the resulting octet string
Output: X corresponding octet string of length l; or "integer too large"

To avoid confusion among readers we may want to change the draft to reflect
that. (unless I misunderstood l for another parameters)


Ilan Zohar
Hewlett Packard

Received on Thursday, 2 August 2001 12:44:30 UTC