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Re: PGP Option? (Reply)

09.05.2010 09:45 pm (UTC)

Re: PGP Option?

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Posted by [staff profile] mark
Interesting, I like that!

Having some sort of tag or something that we could say "hey, here's content that is PGP encoded, use the key labeled 'xb95'" and having the browser handle decrypting that particular block of text...

Of course, then I wonder if that's even possible to make secure. I could write some JS that just runs in the DOM and waits for that particular block to be decoded. But then, the plugin could do something more fancy -- or maybe we could just make this an option that shows up to RSS readers. Then it's just, "here's the content, you can do something with it".

Personally, the security conscious and paranoid part of me really likes the idea. Realistically, I don't know that it's a good fit for what we're trying to do with Dreamwidth. But hmm...
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