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[ACTION-453] Review XML Enc v1.1

From: Ed Simon <edsimon@xmlsec.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 16:38:04 -0500
To: XMLSec WG Public List <public-xmlsec@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1263850685.7369.13.camel@XMLSEC-BIZ.phub.net.cable.rogers.com>
I have reviewed the XML Encryption 1.1 document and have the following
(mostly minor) comments.

1. Section 1.3 begins with 

>>>
No provision is made for an explicit version number in this syntax. If a
future version is needed, it will use a different namespace. The
experimental XML namespace [XML-NAMES] URI that must be used by
implementations of this (dated) specification is:

xmlns:xenc='http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#'

<<<

which I think is exactly the same text as in the original XML Encryption
recommendation. A problem in the original (and in the Second Edition) is
the use of "(dated)" in the final text when, I expect, this was to be
replace with the actual date.

More importantly, the original and Second Edition specifications say
that if there is a new version, there will be a new namespace. Does 1.1
count as a new version? Either way, the above text seems to need
cleaning up.

2. In section 4.3.3.2, change "can not" to "cannot".

3. In section 5.6, change "on-line" to "online".

4. Section 8 identifies Joseph Reagle as the contact for the XML
Encryption media type. This needs to be updated, perhaps to a generic
identity.

This email should conclude ACTION-453.

Ed

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