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RE: <any namespace="##any"> in Encryption 1.1

From: Scott Cantor <cantor.2@osu.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 17:30:01 -0500
To: "'MURATA Makoto \(FAMILY Given\)'" <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>, <public-xmlsec@w3.org>
Message-ID: <016501cabfd8$0fa89cb0$2ef9d610$@2@osu.edu>
> The choice of specific elements in the ns
> "http://www.w3.org/2009/xmlenc11#" and <any namespace="##other"/> would
> mean more sense.

I disagree.

> I would argue that <any namespace="##any"> is always bad, since
> something unnecessary will be allowed and the programmer will not
> consider such sick cases such as:

There's nothing sick about it, it's simply not going to happen because no
algorithm would define its content that way. But the algorithms dictate the
content. What that content is has nothing to do with what namespace it's in.
##other is simply the wrong answer here. Sometimes it's appropriate, and
sometimes it's not.

-- Scott
Received on Tuesday, 9 March 2010 22:30:31 UTC

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