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Re: Parameterization of Transforms

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 11:02:29 -0400
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To: "Donald E. Eastlake 3rd" <dee3@torque.pothole.com>
Cc: "DSig Group" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
At 10:18 99/10/29 -0400, Donald E. Eastlake 3rd wrote:
 ><Parameter type="urn:ietf-org:hmac-truncation-length>128</Parameter>

Is anyone else interested in something that looks like:

   <truncation-length xmlns="http://www.w3.org/sig/HMAC">128</HMAC>

1. It avoids the URN problem. (very good)
2. Using the XML namespace facility which can be useful to XML parsers.
(probably good)
3. Means that when someone wants to introduce some other parameters, they
need to create an XML syntax. (good or bad depending on how you look at it.)

Joseph Reagle Jr.   
Policy Analyst           mailto:reagle@w3.org
XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://w3.org/People/Reagle/
Received on Friday, 29 October 1999 11:02:46 UTC

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