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Re: XML Encryption List

From: Donald E. Eastlake 3rd <dee3@torque.pothole.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 16:45:18 -0400
Message-Id: <200004102045.QAA04111@torque.pothole.com>
To: IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>

From:  Philip Hallam-Baker <pbaker@verisign.com>
Message-ID:  <2F3EC696EAEED311BB2D009027C3F4F408EA73@vhqpostal.verisign.com>
Date:  Mon, 10 Apr 2000 12:31:23 -0700

>I would like to be placed on the encryption list.

You can do that in the usual W3C list server way.

>I would like to put to the DigSIG group however the issue of whether
>message level encryption has added value over transport layer
>encryption unless one is using Ford/Wiener style access control
>mediated by an encryption session key which is a US patent 
>US5481613 owned by Nortel and exclusively licesned to Entrust.

I'm afraid I don't understand your question which, in any case, seems
less appropriate for the XML digital siganture working group than it
would be for this new list.  Perhaps you could explain it to me some

>Before commiting substantial community resources into developing
>a standard I would like to know whether the result will be public
>or private property.

Do you consider W3C and/or IETF standards such as CMS (RFC 2630) to be
public or private property?

>		Phill


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. [mailto:reagle@w3.org]
>Sent: Friday, April 07, 2000 5:47 PM
>Subject: XML Encryption List
>Since a couple people seem interested in the issue of XML encryption, I
>agreed to put together a list for the topic. [1] I'm forwarding this
>on to the XML Signature list, and folks recommended some other lists,
>I'll let those people forward it on as approriate. The only people I've
>already added are those that specifically requested and to whom I
>affirmitively responded via email. (If you are in doubt, you are not
>[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-encryption/
>xml-encryption@w3.org Mail
>XML Encryption Mailing List (Help) 
>     Subscribe: xml-encryption-request@w3.org 
>         In Subject: (un)subscribe 
>     General Discussion: xml-encryption@w3.org (Must be subscribed to
>     Archive: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-encryption/
>     Maintainer:  Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org> 
>This list is for discussion about XML encryption and related (potential)
>IETF or
>W3C activity. The purpose of this list is to foster the development of a
>community of interest and a set of design issues and requirements that
>prompt a
>BOF or workshop on the topic. This discussion list is public, it is not
>moderated, and
>it is not part of an chartered activity of the IETF or W3C.
>     Overview of IBM XML Security Suite (include XML encryption).
>     Recent messages 
>          Since April 2000 (3 mails) 
>Appropriate content for this list includes discussion of requirements,
>and technical proposals; and drafts of specifications, code, charters
>calls for
>participation. Inappropriate materials include commercial advertisements
>announcements that are not immediately relevant to XML encryption.
>announcements about XML or cryptographic conferences or books.) Please
>to introduce yourself to the list expressing your own interest or any
>that you
>think are relevant.
>Joseph Reagle Jr.   
>W3C Policy Analyst                mailto:reagle@w3.org
>IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
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