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Re: Suggested Corrections to 10/20/99 WD

From: Donald E. Eastlake 3rd <dee3@torque.pothole.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 22:57:38 -0400
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To: Richard Himes <rhimes@nmcourt.fed.us>
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>Following are suggested corrections to the 10/20/99 WD.  In some cases,
>I have enclosed text to be removed in square brackets [ ] and text to be
>added in curly braces { } for brevity.   I’m using “p” to mean paragraph
>last paragraph of 1.0 “including a method[s]”
>p 5 of 1.1 “algor[ith]ithms”
>p 6 of 1.3.1 “as show{n} above”
>1.3.3 “(CanonicalizationAlgorithm)[?]” (4.0/1 says this is mandatory)
>last para 1.3.3 “is applied{,} results”
>last para 1.3.4  I don’t understand what “asserts the equivalence of”
>3.0 ELEMENT statement contains a mismatched right parenthesis
>4.0 ATTLIST should be “id”, not “Id”
>p 1 of 4.1 “a[n] URI”   (I thought you might be pronouncing this
>phonetically, but elsewhere, “a URI” is used)
>last of 4.1 “may be replace{d}”
>p 1 of 4.3.1 “this approach might be used in associated a signature with
>a lightweight protocol data unit”  (I can’t parse this sentence)
>4.3.2 ELEMENT has CDATA, comment refers to its PCDATA
>p 1 of 4.3.3 SignedInfo instead of signedinfo
>p 1 of 4.3.3 Should encode be decode?  Don’t we want to decode (base64)
>as the transformation and sign the raw binary?  Also, encoding is listed
>twice in the sequence
>“encoding, canonicalization, XPointer, XSLT, filtering, encoding”
>p 1 of 4.3.3  “In addition[a]”
>p 3 or 4.3.3  I don’t understand the last two sentences of this
>paragraph.  Is this confusing to anyone else?  I think my main problem
>is the way the term “content” is used, and why its processing depends on
>whether the transformation is well known or not.
>4.3.3 perhaps the Encoding transform should be called Decoding, since
>that is the transform we are performing, I believe.
>4.3.5 DigestValue, not digestvalue
>7.2.1 “a[n] 20-octet [octet]
>7.4.2 “<insert example here>”
>7.5.1 “For many applications, one of the other canonicalization
>algorithms will be more appropriate.”  Is this sentence necessary?
>p 1 of 7.6.1 subject-verb mismatch
>Last para of 7.6.2 “input (…) is base-64 decoded”
>Shouldn’t the input to the transform be encoded, since the algorithm
>decodes it?
>8.1 step 5 refers to step “d”?
>8.2 step 6 refers to steps “d” and “e”?
>10.0 Example
>timestamp has xmlsn instead of xmlns
>KeyInfo is closed with /keyinfo instead of /KeyInfo
>Replace all SignatureAlg with SignatureAlgorithm
>Replace all CanonicalizationAlg with CanonicalizationAlgorithm
>Rich Himes
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