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Content type in Reference

From: Bruno Harbulot <Bruno.Harbulot@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:22:11 +0100
Message-ID: <49F46003.9040207@manchester.ac.uk>
To: public-xmlsec-comments@w3.org
Hello,

In Section 4.3.3.1 [*] of the current XML Signature draft, there is a 
note about multiple representations for a given resource: "Applications 
should also be cognizant of the fact that protocol parameter and state 
information, (such as HTTP cookies, HTML device profiles or content 
negotiation), may affect the content yielded by dereferencing a URI."

I'd like to suggest the addition of a 'Content-Type' attribute to the 
'Reference' element, to indicate the content-type of the representation 
that has been signed, so as to enable the application verifying the 
signature to ask for that content-type when dereferencing the URI.

Best wishes,

Bruno.

[*] http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-xmldsig-core1-20090226/#sec-URI
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