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Welcome to the XML Security WG

From: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 18:32:04 -0500
Message-Id: <9040CF13-6FB3-4674-A287-2F6FA42561B8@nokia.com>
To: Meiko.Jensen@rub.de, karel.wouters@ibbt.be
Cc: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>, XMLSec WG Public List <public-xmlsec@w3.org>
Meiko, Karel

Welcome to the XML Security Working Group!

If you have not already done so, please review the group charter [1],   
the public working group page [2], and the administrative page [3].   
The administrative page has the schedule of upcoming meetings, as well  
as information on how to dial into the teleconferences and use IRC, a  
means to share information and take minutes during a call. You can  
find the minutes of past meetings on the approved minutes page [4] and  
links to and status of publications on the publications page [5].

Our publications are divided into three groups:  1.1 specifications,  
including XML Signature 1.1, XML Encryption 1.1 and related  
specifications; 2.0 specifications including Canonical XML 2.0 and XML  
Signature 2.0; and other work such as Best Practices for XML Signature.

XML Signature 1.1 and XML Signature Properties have recently entered  
Last Call, and we expect to bring XML Encryption 1.1 and Generic  
Hybrid Ciphers to Last Call by next month. Thus it is important that  
if you have any review comments on XML Encryption 1.1 you share them  
soon.  We have explanation documents outlining the changes in 1.1 from  
the previous 1.0 version linked from the documents and the  
publications page.

Canonical XML 2.0 and XML Signature 2.0 include more significant  
changes to improve performance, reduce the attack surface,  enable  
streaming and to ease usability and adoption. Pratik recently sent a  
message outlining the changes in Canonical XML 2.0 [6].

We have two mailing lists, the public mailing list ( public-xmlsec@w3.org 
  ) and a members-only list ( member-xmlsec@w3.org ) for  
administrative, logistics and W3C member confidential messages. All  
technical discussion should occur on the  public list, as noted in the  

Please introduce yourself on this mailing list, indicating who you  
are, why you are interested in participating in the XML Security  WG,  
which parts of the charter are of  particular interest, your  
expectations, and where you might be able to contribute. If you are  
working on implementations or related  standards that would be useful  
information, as well as your interest and ability to participate in  

Our calls are on Tuesdays, thus our next call is tomorrow, 2 March,   
10-12 ET (agenda [7]) . We will not be having a call on the 16 or 23  

Thank you, and welcome to the working group.

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
Chair XML Security WG

[1] <http://www.w3.org/2008/02/xmlsec-charter.html>

[2] <http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/>

[3] <http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/Group/Overview.html> (W3C members   

[4] <http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/minutes.html>

[5] <http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/wiki/PublicationStatus>

[6] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xmlsec/2010Feb/0048.html

[7] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xmlsec/2010Mar/0012.html
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