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First cut at what should say about requiring XSLT

From: Ed Simon <ed.simon@entrust.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 13:15:34 -0400
Message-ID: <01E1D01C12D7D211AFC70090273D20B101C4A8B4@sothmxs06.entrust.com>
To: "'w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org'" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
With reference to yesterday's teleconference,
here's my cut at what the Transformation Algorithms section (7.6) should say
about requiring XSLT.

It is recognized that in environments where there are significant
restraints, resources such as XSLT libraries
may not be readily available nor needed by XML Signature implmentations.

However, it is also true that XML Signatures will often be processed in
environments where access to
both XML-parsing and XSLT libraries are available.  Because XSLT is expected
to be commonly used
for deriving the data that is to be signed, implementations are STRONGLY
support the <XSLT> transformation element where practical.  Note that
mplementations which do
support XSLT transformations are only REQUIRED to support the functionality
Recommendation though they may support optional features as well.

Received on Friday, 8 October 1999 13:17:29 UTC

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