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Re: Separate namespace for KeyInfo?

From: Malte Borcherding <Malte.Borcherding@brokat.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 15:04:56 +0100
Message-ID: <38BFC688.E0334103@brokat.com>
To: IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
"Joseph M. Reagle Jr." wrote:
> I still don't understand (please show me an example of what this provides
> above/beyond my example). 

Actually, your example is fine. Adding a new namespace for general crypto
references is not so much a matter of simplifying a concrete specification, but
can help (in my view) to make the design of additional Schemata using crypto
easier, as there is a canonical place to look for previous definitions of crypto
primitives. It could help to avoid multiple definitions of the same algorithms
in several places, as happened with OIDs. As I have not been involved in the XML
Signature definition process up to now, I am not sure if, how and when this can
be realized, but I like the idea of crypto namespaces along the lines sketched
by Ed Simon, where the definions might even contain informational mappings to
OIDs. 

But then, this might also be 

> interesting, but a bit
> too advanced for my tastes at this moment. 

Malte

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