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Clarifying the DN text

From: Ed Simon <edsimon@xmlsec.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 10:33:30 -0400
To: <public-xmlsec-maintwg@w3.org>
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As follow up to the teleconference, let me state that my proposed text [1]
to the DN section is to clarify and simplify both the original text and the
current proposed revision. That said, because I do not find the original
text clear myself, my "clarification" is based on my best guess (out of
various guesses) of what was originally meant. If others have different
interpretations, then my "clarification" is not going to read right to them
-- and that's OK; that indeed was the point of my clarification exercise --
to try and agree what was originally meant and/or what our different
interpretations are and/or how it should be written.
Re "how it should be written", I suggest the best way, given the apparent
lack of uniform reading, is to find out what implentations have done, review
RFCs 4514 and 2253, and come up with a common plan as to how the text should
have been written based on those influences. Then we go from there.
Essentially, I think I'm agreeing with Phill's and Sean's comments here.
Ed Simon <edsimon@xmlsec.com>
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