RFC 4880 compliance
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In g10/textfilter.c a break with RFC 4880 compliance is outlined:

So, we default to the 2440 behavior, but use the 2440bis-12 behavior if the user specifies --no-rfc2440-text. The default will be changed at some point in the future when the mail clients have been upgraded.

Is this option and default behaviour still required?


stm created this task.Jun 24 2018, 12:43 PM
werner edited projects, added OpenPGP; removed Bug Report.Jun 24 2018, 9:50 PM
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gniibe added a subscriber: gniibe.Jul 16 2019, 10:20 AM

It was rG07250279e7ec: * keyedit.c (keyedit_menu): Invisible alias "passwd" as "password". in 2004, which set default to rfc2440-text behavior.
And in 2007, the commit rGb550330067b6: * gpg.c (main): Disable --rfc2440-text and --force-v3-sigs by default. Enable… changed the default to no-rfc2440-text.

The option might still make sense, but the comment is now not accurate (requires the knowledge of history to understand).