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AW: Transforms useless in current spec

From: Peter Lipp <Peter.Lipp@iaik.at>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 10:32:49 +0100
To: "John Boyer" <jboyer@uwi.com>, <Gregor.Karlinger@iaik.at>
Cc: "DSig Group" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
> signed.  I don't recall the end of the conversation being that we would
> adopt location as hint.
This was one of those discussions which seemed to end by fatigue and not by
conclusions :-) And I wouldn't like to have this discussion revived..... but

It seems to me that one thing we miss currently was that we have no way to
force the core behaviour to dereference any URI or IDREF, in those cases
where an URI or IDREF is meant to be understood as a location. This would
now be application specific and any application would need to put this into
SignatureProperties or so. The question seems to be: is this something that
should be defined now as a core option?

Personally, I don't see the need for that, as I still believe in the
scenario that if I have some data, hash it, and the signature verifies, this
is the only thing that counts, and I need to accept that the data I have is
the data that had been signed. Where it came from and how it was
transformed, I don't see as being significant for the general case.

Dr. Peter Lipp
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