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smarty_card_pants wrote:This is fine. It just means you need to document each of your commands you support. If you used ISO7816-4 commands you could just say what commands you support.
I am writing applets and implementation code which builds APDUs to send to my applets. So far I have used 0x80 as my CLA value. Is this acceptable? ISO 7816-4 states that for this genre of CLA, the command/response coding and meaning is proprietary. Does that mean it is proprietary to my code? So far, I have not had any problems with it. I just want to determine that what I am doing is acceptable.
ISO 7816-4 claims that first of all, that values in the range 0x10 - 0x7F are RFU (Reserved for Future Use).ISO7816-4 says that 0x20 - 0x3f are reserved for future use (001x xxxx).
Secondly, a value of 0x30 indicates that the command chaining bit (b5) is on (0x10 bit since the bits are numbered as follows: b8 b7 b6 b5 b4 b3 b2 b1). However, the APDU that is constructed with this CLA in the code that I am modifying does not use command chaining - e.g., 30 0D 00 00 14 (which says that my instruction byte is 0x0D, P1 and P2 are both 0x00, and Le is 0x14, meaning I expect a maximum of 20 bytes in return). This APDU appears to work even with the chaining bit on. Does anyone know why?The card may or may not enforce the CLA byte. If you want to ensure that this IS enforced, you should do it in your applet. Technically that command is invalid and should be rejected. You only expect a response after all of the command has been sent.
Thanks for the quick reply. As far as the RFU CLA bytes, I was referring to a table taken from an older version of ISO 7816-4 which I have attempted to cut and paste here:
'0X' Structure and coding of command and response according to this part of ISO/IEC 7816 (for coding of 'X' see table 9)
10 to 7F RFU
8X, 9X Structure of command and response according to this part of ISO/IEC 7816. Except for 'X' (for coding, see table 9), the coding and meaning of command and response are proprietary
AX Unless otherwise specified by the application context, structure and coding of command and response according to this part of ISO/IEC 7816 (for coding of 'X', see table 9)
B0 to CF Structure of command and response according to this part of ISO/IEC 7816
D0 to FE Proprietary structure and coding of command and response
FF Reserved for PTS
However, when I went to a later version, I see that the RFU CLA bytes have changed.
Edited by: smarty_card_pants on Jun 11, 2011 4:08 PM
If I were you I would avoid posting this link in too many public places because when the owners will notice it, it will certainly be removed, and that will be uncool for many people... you can edit your post and just refer to ISO7816-4.2005 :-)