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XHTML Extended Forms Requirements

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 13:01:34 -0500
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To: "IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
I just wanted to point out that a new XHTML forms is in the works that will
probably have relevance to signatures and encryption:


2.4.2  Security and authentication

It should be possible to perform secure, protocol-independent form
transactions as well as to be able sign a form and to work with signed
forms. There should be a way to control access to a form or to sections of a
form based upon user authentication.

Note: The forms subgroup is exploring what is needed for a form to become a
legaly binding entity, and what constraints this requirement has on the
design of the new forms model. Coordination is needed with the XML-Digital
Signature Working Group.

Joseph Reagle Jr.   
Policy Analyst           mailto:reagle@w3.org
XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
Received on Thursday, 16 March 2000 13:06:40 UTC

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