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suggest text re "Type"

From: Donald E. Eastlake 3rd <dee3@torque.pothole.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 23:06:28 -0500
Message-Id: <200001140406.XAA11622@torque.pothole.com>
To: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
cc: dee3@torque.pothole.com

Replacement for paragraph re Type in 2.3 (assuming dropping of

<p>The optional <TT>Type</TT> attribute provides information about the
resource identified by the <TT>URI/IDREF</TT>.  In particular, it can
indicate that it is an <TT>Object</TT>, <TT>SignatureProperties</TT>,
or <TT>Manifest</TT> element.  This can be used by applications to
initiate special processing of some <TT>Reference</TT> elements. For
this reason, it is RECOMMENDED that when a <TT>Reference</TT> is to
data which may require such special processing and such data is within
an <TT>Object</TT> element, the <TT>URI/IDREF</TT> be to the enclosed
element / data. When a <TT>URI/IDREF</TT> is to an <TT>Object</TT>
element itself, the <TT>Type</TT>, if given, SHOULD indicate
<TT>Object</TT>. Note, however, that <TT>Type</TT> is advisory and no
action based on it or checking of its correctness is required by core

Add to 2.4:

Note that an application could decide whether to verify a
<TT>DigestValue</TT> based on the <TT>Type</TT> given in the enclosing

Add an "Other Useful Type" value for Object.

 Donald E. Eastlake 3rd                      dee3@torque.pothole.com
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