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RE: importing terminology in "XML-Signature Requirements"

From: Richard D. Brown <rdbrown@Globeset.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 18:51:45 -0500
To: "'Todd S. Glassey'" <Todd.Glassey@www.meridianus.com>, "'Richard Himes'" <rhimes@nmcourt.fed.us>, <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Cc: "'IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG'" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005801bed954$26db7770$0bc0010a@artemis.globeset.com>
Todd,

> How will you address digitally signed PDF files that were
> signed by any of
> the commercially available signing engines, Adobe's,
> Verisign's or either of
> the other two commercial ones included on the Acrobat4
> Distribution Kit CD.
>

I will not (from a XMLDSIG perspective at least) and this would be the same
for any signing engine that does not comply with XMLDSIG specification (e.g.
PKCS#7, CMS...). You cannot expect that different signature syntaxes be
interoperable.

Richard D. Brown
Received on Wednesday, 28 July 1999 19:51:52 UTC

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