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Re: SignedInfo Type Attribute

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 10:07:30 -0500
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To: Gregor.Karlinger@iaik.at
Cc: "Donald E. Eastlake 3rd" <dee3@torque.pothole.com>, w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
At 07:22 99/12/21 +0100, Gregor Karlinger wrote:
 >So I conclude the following (please tell me if I am wrong):
 >If the Type attribute of Reference indicates a manifest, but the URI
 >attribute does not refer to a XML-Document which root element is a 
 >manifest, that is an application problem and does not touch core 
 >behaviour, i.e. the correctness of the type attribute is not checked
 >by core behaviour.

Yes. (I'm not particularly fond of type because of this confusion.) We can
make this more clear in the spec.

Joseph Reagle Jr.   
Policy Analyst           mailto:reagle@w3.org
XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
Received on Tuesday, 21 December 1999 10:11:01 UTC

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