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Re: Latest Documents

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 11:56:50 +0900
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To: "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org>, "IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Cc: "Donald Eastlake" <dee3@torque.pothole.com>, <lde008@dma.isg.mot.com>
Hello Joseph,

The I18N WG has a f2f meeting next week. I propose that we
use this meeting to have a look at the new drafts, and
check whether our concerns have been addressed.

Regards,   Martin.

At 00/06/01 11:58 -0400, Joseph M. Reagle Jr. wrote:

>Two documents out today.
>XML Signature Syntax and Core
>Many small fixes, improvements to the XPath and RSA (6.4.2 PKCS1) sections.
>We'll try to bring this to the attention of the IESG and W3C Director for
>consideration on the standards track. The softest spot is the dependency on
>canonicalization obviously. It speaks to this point as follows:
>         5. Presently, there are interoperable implementations of the
>         19991115 draft of the Canonical XML [XML-C14N] specification
>         and that algorithm is used in the examples in this version of the
>         specification. However, further implementation experience will be
>         used to refine the 20000601 version [XML-C14N-a] which will
>         then replace the older version as the MANDATORY canonicalization
>         algorithm.
>Proposed Canonical XML
>We've already had good comments from John Cowan and Kent TAMURA, hopefully
>we can publish a new version soon that accounts for any resulting
>discussion. Beyond being new text (which means its green and is likely to
>have ambiguities and decisions that need fixing that a 6th generation spec
>wouldn't), Boyer is using the XPath data model:
>         This draft is a proposal that (1) serves as an alternative
>         approach to the Canonical XML specification using the XPath
>         [XPath] data model, and (2) it includes a few substantive changes
>         that affect the canonical serialization of an XML document. Prior
>         versions of this document were published by the XML Core Working
>         Group, which delegated the completion of this specification to the
>         IETF/W3C XML Signature Working Group. Any variances between that
>         result from this specification's use of the XPath [XPath] data model
>         and the XML Information Set [Infoset] will be reported to the XML
>         Information Set's comments list.
>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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