Document the ASN.1 templates and the classic and QuickDER decoders.

VERIFIED FIXED in 3.8

Status

NSS
Documentation
P1
enhancement
VERIFIED FIXED
15 years ago
15 years ago

People

(Reporter: Wan-Teh Chang, Assigned: Julien Pierre)

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Attachments

(1 attachment, 1 obsolete attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
The documentation should include the following.

1. The structure of the ASN.1 templates and the
various macros.

2. Differences between the classic and QuickDER
decoders.

3. Problems with the classic QuickDER decoder,
such as the unimplemented features, memory usage,
and potential memory leaks on decoding failure.

4. Requirements of the QuickDER decoder on the
lifetime of the DER input and the arena.

5. Limitations of the QuickDER decoder, such as
no BER and indefinite decoding.
(Reporter)

Updated

15 years ago
Priority: -- → P1
Target Milestone: --- → 3.7
(Reporter)

Comment 1

15 years ago
Moved to target milestone 3.8 because the original
NSS 3.7 release has been renamed 3.8.
Target Milestone: 3.7 → 3.8
(Assignee)

Updated

15 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6
(Assignee)

Comment 2

15 years ago
Created attachment 108809 [details]
documentation corrected with Nelson and Ian's feedback
(Assignee)

Comment 3

15 years ago
I incorporated changes into the attached HTML document in response to Ian and
Nelson's questions before I went on vacation.
Please let me know if any more changes are needed. If not, please add a review.
The document should go somewhere on mozilla.org .
(Reporter)

Comment 4

15 years ago
I suggested that we create a "tech-notes" subdirectory
under http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/,
and check in documents like this one as NSS tech notes.
They would be named tn1.html, tn2.html, etc.

I guess this one can be tn1.html :-)
(Assignee)

Comment 5

15 years ago
Created attachment 109271 [details]
final version
Attachment #108809 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Comment on attachment 109271 [details]
final version

Changed MIME type for that "final" version to text/html so I can read it with
the brwoser.
Attachment #109271 - Attachment is patch: false
Attachment #109271 - Attachment mime type: text/plain → text/html
(Assignee)

Comment 7

15 years ago
Unless there is more feedback, I think this version should be published on
mozilla.org and the bug closed.
(Reporter)

Comment 8

15 years ago
Comment on attachment 109271 [details]
final version

Julien, I've added this page to our web site as NSS
Technical Note 1.  It will show up in a couple of hours at
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/tech-notes/tn1.html.
(Reporter)

Updated

15 years ago
(Assignee)

Comment 9

15 years ago
closing
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Assignee)

Comment 10

15 years ago
verified page is up
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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