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Re: RfC: Three Last Call WDs by the XML Security WG; deadline 11-May-2010

From: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 15:35:57 +0200
To: <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>
CC: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>, <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <729DF8BC-78EA-4463-9773-E68B54BB6B0D@nokia.com>
Minor correction, the  Last Call period ends 10 June. 

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
Chair XML Security WG



On May 17, 2010, at 11:03 AM, ext Arthur Barstow wrote:

> Below is a request to the WebApps WG for comments on 3 LCWDs produced  
> by the XML Security WG:
> 
> [[
> This is a first Last Call for XML Encryption and Generic Hybrid  
> Ciphers specifications.
> 
> This is a second Last Call for XML Signature 1.1, with the only  
> substantive changes being the result of Last Call feedback, as noted  
> in the status section of that document.
> ]]
> 
> The comment deadline is June 11 and comments should be sent to:
> 
>  public-xmlsec@w3.org
>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xmlsec/
> 
> -Art Barstow
> 
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
>> From: "Hirsch Frederick (Nokia-CIC/Boston)"  
>> <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
>> Date: May 17, 2010 10:48:05 AM EDT
>> To: "chairs@w3.org" <chairs@w3.org>
>> Cc: "Hirsch Frederick (Nokia-CIC/Boston)"  
>> <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>, "tlr@w3.org" <tlr@w3.org>
>> Subject: Transition Announcement: Last Call WD of XML Encryption  
>> 1.1, XML Security Generic Hybrid Ciphers and XML Signature 1.1
>> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/3DDBC759- 
>> E95C-4935-96BE-1464CBC4EAC8@nokia.com>
>> 
>> 1) This is a Last Call Working Draft transition announcement for  
>> three Recommendation track specifications.
>> 
>> This is a first Last Call for XML Encryption and Generic Hybrid  
>> Ciphers specifications. This is a second Last Call for XML  
>> Signature 1.1, with the only substantive changes being the result  
>> of Last Call feedback, as noted in the status section of that  
>> document.
>> 
>> (2) Document title, URIs.
>> 
>> 2a) XML Encryption Syntax and Processing Version 1.1
>> 
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-xmlenc-core1-20100513/
>> 
>> 2b) XML Security Generic Hybrid Ciphers
>> 
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-xmlsec-generic-hybrid-20100513/
>> 
>> 2c) XML Signature Syntax and Processing Version 1.1
>> 
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-xmldsig-core1-20100513/
>> 
>> (3) Instructions for providing feedback.
>> 
>> If you wish to make comments regarding these documents, please send  
>> them to public-xmlsec@w3.org. The list is archived at http:// 
>> lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xmlsec/
>> 
>> (4) Review end date.
>> 
>> This Last Call period is for four weeks and will end 10 June 2010.
>> 
>> (5) A reference to the group's decision to make this transition.
>> 
>> The XML Security agreed to making this Last Call transition at its  
>> teleconference on 11 May 2010, see http://www.w3.org/2010/05/11- 
>> xmlsec-minutes.html#item06
>> 
>> (6) Evidence that the document satisfies group's requirements.  
>> Include a link to requirements
>> 
>> The XML Security Working Group believe this document satisfies the  
>> XML Encryption and XML Signature requirements as outlined in the   
>> XML Security 1.1 Requirements and Design Considerations  document,  
>> see http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-xmlsec-reqs-20100204/
>> 
>> (7) The names of groups with dependencies, explicitly inviting  
>> review from them.
>> 
>> 7a) Web Applications Working Group (WebApps), http://www.w3.org/ 
>> 2008/webapps/
>> 
>> The Web Applications Working Group " Digital Signatures for  
>> Widgets" specification has a dependency on XML Signature 1.1,  
>> however the
>> substantive changes in XML Signature 1.1 are for features not used  
>> by  that specification ( http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-widgets- 
>> digsig-20100511/
>> ). The XML Security Working Group requests review from the Web  
>> Applications WG of the XML Signature 1.1 Last Call specification,
>> 
>> 7b) Efficient XML Interchange Working Group (EXI), http:// 
>> www.w3.org/XML/EXI/
>> 
>> The XML Security WG has made changes to the XML Encryption 1.1  
>> specification to clarify use with EXI formats. The XML Security  
>> Working Group requests EXI WG review of XML Encryption 1.1 Last  
>> Call specification.
>> 
>> (8) Report of any Formal Objections
>> 
>> The Working Group has received no formal objections.
>> 
>> The Working Group has noted the following in the Status of the  
>> Document in XML Signature 1.1 and XML Encryption 1.1:
>> 
>> "This Last Call Working Draft includes the ECDSAwithSHA256  
>> signature  algorithm, which is ECDSA over the P-256 prime curve  
>> specified in  Section D.2.3 of FIPS 186-3 [FIPS-186-3] (and using  
>> the SHA-256 hash algorithm), as a mandatory to implement algorithm.  
>> The Working Group  may request transition to Candidate  
>> Recommendation with this feature  marked as "at risk". If issues  
>> about deployment of this feature are raised during Candidate  
>> Recommendation, the group may elect to make this feature optional."
>> 
>> (9) A link to a patent disclosure page.
>> 
>> http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/42458/status
>> 
>> The WG is also publishing an update to the "XML Security Algorithm  
>> Cross-Reference", intended to become a Working Group Note, http:// 
>> www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-xmlsec-algorithms-20100513/
>> .
>> 
>> regards, Frederick
>> 
>> Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
>> Chair XML Security WG
> 
> 
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