I'm reading about a Public key certificate:
In cryptography, a public key certificate, also known as a digital certificate or identity certificate, is an electronic document used to prove the ownership of a public key.
From the wiki for an Electronic document:
An electronic document is any electronic media content (other than computer programs or system files) that are intended to be used in either an electronic form or as printed output.
In this case, if I'm curious if a public key certificate is a plain-text file or a binary file does the term "electronic document" tell me any information?
Specifically, would a data file with the extension
.cer and a plain-text file with the extension
.p12 both be considered "electronic documents"?