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Re: ACTION-764: Review placement of base64 alg in 1.1/2.0, should it be under transforms?

From: Cantor, Scott E. <cantor.2@osu.edu>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 01:59:11 +0000
To: "Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com" <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
CC: Brian LaMacchia <bal@microsoft.com>, "public-xmlsec@w3.org" <public-xmlsec@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C9512333.2D57%cantor.2@osu.edu>
>I agree it is essential to list under transforms, but as I mentioned
>since it also is used for encoding it should also be listed there with a
>note that it is the same URL and that encoding is used with Object.
>Does that make sense to you ?

I have no problem with that, I just wondered if a note about the fact that
there's no specific behavior being described by the Encoding is needed.
Listing something as an algorithm when there's no definition of behavior
seems a bit odd to me.

It isn't even clear to me that it's intended for implementations to
interoperate with respect to the Encoding attribute, other than providing
the value to the application, so it makes no difference at all to the
standard what URI is used.

-- Scott
Received on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 01:59:46 UTC

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