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Re: XML certificate ...

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 10:52:48 -0400
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To: Gunther Schadow <gunther@aurora.rg.iupui.edu>
Cc: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
At 17:59 2000-05-09 -0500, Gunther Schadow wrote:
 >As the world reinvents everything using XML, might it not be time to do
 >the same with certificates?  I think the world of certificates could 
 >use a big shake-up.

Other people share a similar opinion. Other than the general interest from
and conversations in other WGs, Juha Paajarvi has presented [1] a SPKI cert
structure [2] and Satoshi Hada presented on a ASN>1/XML Translator [3].
However, certificate structures are something that are specifically ruled
out of scope for this WG.

        ... The working group will not address the following issues: 
        XML schemas for certificates. 

I encourage proposals to the degree that we can ensure the Signature design
can work with such structures, and I hope there will be synergies between
our designs, but if there is enough interest (which I hope) it should
instantiate another WG.

[3] http://www.w3.org/Signature/Minutes/000327-Adelaide/XSS.htm

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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