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some comments on Signature 2.0

From: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 17:16:49 -0400
Message-Id: <CC93BBFB-1337-4A80-B524-27E1AB2B850B@nokia.com>
To: XMLSec WG Public List <public-xmlsec@w3.org>
Cc: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
As discussed on last call, for sections that are not yet pulled in,  
add Editors Note that
"This section will be derived from XML Signature, Second Edition but  
has not yet been added. Please refer to XML Signature Second Edition"  
or if there will be changes, indicate the intent.

Substantive comment

Is now the time to change the dsig 2.0 namespace from




Changes in 1.3 and examples.

We should add a clear Editorial Note that this URI is still subject to  

Suggest replacing dsig20: with dsig2: for consistency with shortname

Editorial comments


Change style sheet for comments (currently in green) to be less  
intrusive in section 3.1.2 and 3.2.1

1. Cover

Given the convention to list editors of previous versions should  
probably add 2nd edition editors here, also note which editors were  
for previous versions

2. Introduction

"The Transform model has completely changed in 2.0, see 10 Differences  
from 1.x version for a list of changes from Signature 1.x."


"XML Signature 2.0 includes a new transform model designed to address  
requirements including performance, simplicity and streamability.   
This model is significantly different than in XML Signature 1.x, see  
[list of changes]. XML Signature 2.0 is designed to be backward  
compatible, however, enabling the XML Signature 1.x model to be used  
where necessary. Details of this model are documented in XML  
Signature, Second Edition."


Change http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/experimental#newTransformModel to


In html element, put en as value in lang="" xml:lang=""
there are others as well, try ,validate at end of URL for document

Broken links (I believe we fixed the FIPS links in 1.1)

  Lines: 1737, 1739 http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/fips/fips186-2/fips186-2-change1.pdf
  Line: 1518 http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/Drafts/xmldsig-core-11/xmldsig-core-schema.xsd
Lines: 1742, 1745 http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/fips_186-3/Draft_FIPS-186-3%20_November2008.pdf

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch
Received on Friday, 25 September 2009 21:17:31 UTC

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