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Re: Separate namespace for KeyInfo?

From: Malte Borcherding <Malte.Borcherding@brokat.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2000 14:19:01 +0100
Message-ID: <38BE6A45.BCDA7818@brokat.com>
To: "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org>
CC: Ed Simon <ed.simon@entrust.com>, IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
"Joseph M. Reagle Jr." wrote:
> At 14:23 00/03/01 -0500, Ed Simon wrote:
>  >  "xmlns="http://www.w3.org/xml/security/keyinfo#"
>  >   for the the KeyInfo element
> 
> I'm not sure what this buys us (besides more namespaces). 

In my opinion, this buys a clearly structured repository of references to
cryptographic algorithms and structures. It simplifies re-use of definitions,
since you know where to look if you want to include a reference to an algorithm
in your self-defined XML document.

Speaking of re-use, has there been any discussion in the past about including
some sort of reference to well-known OIDs for cryptographic algorithms?

Malte

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