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Re: Feedback on requirements

From: Winchel 'Todd' Vincent, III <Winchel@mindspring.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 16:00:19 -0400
Message-ID: <059601bed933$d1cc76f0$919f6083@gsu.edu>
To: "John Boyer" <jboyer@uwi.com>, "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org>
Cc: "DSig Group" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
>  >According to the ABA, a signature is that which provides signer
>  >authorization, document authentication and signer authentication.  The
>  >degree of security depends on the algorithms chosen within an
>  >Perhaps just remove the word cryptographic and instead define what a
>  >signature is...
> Given how hairy many of these terms are, starting a definition section now
> with extremely precise and well referenced terms would be a good idea.
> However, that will take a lot of work (it's most of the spec IMHO!) and
> afraid to load it all into the requirements document, but good point, I'll
> give this some thought.
> removed "cryptographic"

I would be willing to write/edit such a definition section.  I suspect that
I would need help from the list (references and input) on some of the very
technical definitions, but I'm willing to do the compilation, writing,
editing if I'm pointed to the resources (or if definitional decisions are
made on the list).

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