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.
Moved to target milestone 3.8 because the original NSS 3.7 release has been renamed 3.8.
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 .
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 :-)
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.
Unless there is more feedback, I think this version should be published on mozilla.org and the bug closed.
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.
verified page is up