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Proposed clarification to base64 transform

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 20:18:17 +0100
Message-Id: <48440EAF-32E9-4C68-A65C-2D589077A83D@w3.org>
To: XMLSec WG Public List <public-xmlsec@w3.org>

The base64 transform in XML Signature is specified in a mildly  
ambiguous way:  The second paragraph of the specification [1] first  
claims that an octet-stream is needed as input, but then goes on to  
specify how a node-set is serialized for this specific transform.

I propose the following text instead of the current beginning of the  
second paragraph at [1]:

> This transform accepts either an octet-stream or a node-set as  
> input.  If an octet-string is given as input, then this octet-stream  
> is processed directly.  If a nodeset is given as input, then it is  
> converted....

1. http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core/#sec-Base-64
Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 19:18:33 UTC

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