[Openid-specs-ab] JWT: data content type of payload

hideki nara hdknr at ic-tact.co.jp
Tue Dec 21 20:57:56 UTC 2010

I like consistent usage for the same parameter name.
hideki nara

2010/12/18 John Bradley <ve7jtb at ve7jtb.com>:
> We did originally have two types.   We need to make that clearer.  Especially if others have a different opinion.
> John B.
> On 2010-12-17, at 5:26 PM, hideki nara wrote:
>> Thank you , John.
>> I took "typ" is  the type for a particular JWT Header JSON itself from the spec.
>> Because  "typ" of  the Claim seems to express a specific type of claim JSON.
>> Anway, thank you very much.
>> ----
>> hideki nara
>> 2010/12/17 John Bradley <ve7jtb at ve7jtb.com>:
>>> In the latest proposal we are working on,  the "typ" element of the Envelope/Header allows you to specify a encoded as something other than Json Web Token.
>>> Unless the typ is something other than JWT then the encoded object must be a JWT.
>>> You could specify {"typ":"image/png","alg":"HS256"}  for the header if you wanted.
>>> There is no guarantee  that an arbitrary implementation will deal with it.
>>> We mostly want to support other JSON objects that don't conform to JWT.
>>> John B.
>>> On 2010-12-17, at 4:44 AM, hideki nara wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> A Payload Segment may be produced by base64url encoding against
>>>> "arbitrary content"  from "draft-jones-json-web-token-01".
>>>> I'm not sure  how a verifier know the type of the original content
>>>> after base64url decoding.
>>>> "Arbitrary" may mean that PNG bit string  of my profile picture can be
>>>> tokenized into a JWT.
>>>> Can I specify  "image/png" to any parameter name in Header Segment JSON?
>>>> Best regards
>>>> -----
>>>> hideki nara
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