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Re: deprecating xpointer

From: Konrad Lanz <Konrad.Lanz@iaik.tugraz.at>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 16:37:13 +0200
Message-ID: <46C1BE19.1040900@iaik.tugraz.at>
To: public-xmlsec-maintwg@w3.org
How about:

"""
[XPointer-xpointer] is in Working Draft status as of publication
of this edition of XML Signature.  Therefore, the use of the
optional xpointer() scheme beyond the minimal usage discussed in this
section is discouraged for new systems and applications creating XML
signatures.
"""

This will discourage new signatures being created using the xpointer
scheme, however not deprecate to optionally verify existing signatures
that have been created since 2002.


Konrad


Thomas Roessler wrote:
> On 2007-08-07 13:22:18 -0400, Frederick Hirsch wrote:
> 
>> I think we should go with the second option in #1, so that the
>> reader is at least aware of the situation.
> 
> Actually, +1 to that, in particular in the light of [1].
> 
> 1. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-ietf-xmldsig/2007JulSep/0015.html
> 
>> regards, Frederick
>>
>> Frederick Hirsch
>> Nokia
>>
>>
>> On Aug 7, 2007, at 10:05 AM, ext Thomas Roessler wrote:
>>
>>> I think the two alternatives we are discussing are:
>>>
>>> 1. Keep the following phrase:
>>>
>>>> Support of the xpointer() scheme [XPointer-xpointer] beyond the
>>>> minimal usage discussed in this section is discouraged.
>>> Possibly with a change as suggested during the call:
>>>
>>>> [XPointer-xpointer] is in Working Draft status as of publication
>>>> of this edition of XML Signature.  Therefore, support of the
>>>> xpointer() scheme beyond the minimal usage discussed in this
>>>> section is discouraged.
> 
> Regards,


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