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Re: importing terminology in "XML-Signature Requirements"

From: tog <todd.glassey@www.meridianus.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 07:55:19 -0700
Message-ID: <012b01bed9d2$609c7b20$0b0aff0c@lab.gmtsw.com>
To: <rdbrown@Globeset.com>, "'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>
No, but it is totally reasonable to expect that if I can carry a particular
type of object that I can do more than treat it like its an object

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard D. Brown <rdbrown@Globeset.com>
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>
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 1999 4:51 PM
Subject: RE: importing terminology in "XML-Signature Requirements"

> 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
> for any signing engine that does not comply with XMLDSIG specification
> PKCS#7, CMS...).

Then my feeling is that this may be the mindset that dooms  XML DigSig
technology to be "yet another 'we have to support it' PKI exercises".

>You cannot expect that different signature syntaxes be
> interoperable.

Actually this is exactly what I expect, and so does the industry I would
venture to guess. 300 different PKI technologies that don't interoperate is
more than absurd, its blatently incompetent... Its abusive of the
marketplace and really does the advancement of the trust that PKI provides
no service that I can see.

> Richard D. Brown

Like I have been saying. If you want to use XML for more than document
forms, like as a transaction transport or modeling language, then some
things could maybe be differently... if not, then rock on.

Received on Thursday, 29 July 1999 10:41:26 UTC

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