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Re: [widgets] Dig Sig spec

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 07:13:01 -0400
Message-ID: <4DB6A8BD.9060706@nokia.com>
To: ext Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
CC: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Hi Marcos,

On Apr/25/2011 11:53 AM, ext Marcos Caceres wrote:
> I've been reviewing and trying to implement the widgets dig sig spec and I'm finding that there is a lot of redundancies and inconsistencies with the way it is written. Although the conformance requirements are fairly clear, the main problem is that the spec is a bit confused when it comes to algorithms and processing. It also states things that really should just be deferred to XML Dig Sig 1.1. If it's ok with everyone, I want to have a go at rewriting it with the goal of making it simpler to implement.

Unless there are some relatively major bugs in the spec that are 
affecting interoperability, then I wouldn't recommend doing that. There 
are real costs for this proposal: for implementors and developers to 
review new WDs, external groups to consider (e.g. XML Security WG, WAC) 
as well as the WG's overhead of processing new publication requests.

If folks have resources to spare on the Widgets specs, it seems like the 
higher priority would be to complete work already started.

-Art Barstow
Received on Tuesday, 26 April 2011 11:13:28 GMT

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