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crypto/x509: doc: clarify package is aimed towards Web PKI support #26624

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adamdecaf opened this Issue Jul 26, 2018 · 2 comments

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adamdecaf commented Jul 26, 2018

It's been noted before that crypto/x509 is aimed towards only supporting the Web PKI. (See: #16858 (comment) and #24151 (comment)) However the documentation doesn't clearly state that.

This means it's a bit unclear what to expect from this package.

  • Is it valid for SystemCertPool() to return certificates for email signing?
  • How forgiving should parsing / validation be?
  • What level of extensibility (re: OID's) should be supported?

Explaining non-goals would also be helpful.

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gopherbot commented Jul 26, 2018

Change https://golang.org/cl/126136 mentions this issue: crypto/x509: clarify package is for the web pki

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adamdecaf commented Jul 26, 2018

@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor changed the title from doc: crypto/x509: clarify package is aimed towards Web PKI support to crypto/x509: doc: clarify package is aimed towards Web PKI support Aug 3, 2018

@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor added this to the Go1.12 milestone Aug 3, 2018

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