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Re: JOSE author didn't use JWS. Was: Digital Signatures for Credentials

From: David I. Lehn <dil@lehn.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:34:04 -0500
Message-ID: <CADcbRRNVj=ka-tpyTz7ny4HwLUO6c5UEHtZLtNWe_XzhB6KaBQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Cc: Richard Barnes <rlb@ipv.sx>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 1:29 PM, Anders Rundgren
<anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2014-12-02 19:09, Richard Barnes wrote:
>>
>> Human-readability is only a very minor part of the objectives here.
>> Base64 deserialization is not a major issue.
>
>
> This departs from the thoughts behind JSON's predecessor, XML.
>
> Anyway, I'm sure many other organizations will use JSON clear-text
> signatures
> (home-brewed though since there is no such standard), particularly since it
> has
> been found out to be compliant with at least the browser parsers.  That this
> is the case has a trivial explanation:
>
> Only a bad programmer would design a parser so it would output data
> in a different order than it was supplied in, even if the "standard"
> allowed that.
>

You've mentioned something like this a few times.  Can you clarify or
give a link to details on what context this is in, what platforms you
are targeting, what data you are dealing with, and what algorithms you
are performing on that data?

-dave
Received on Tuesday, 2 December 2014 19:34:31 UTC

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