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RE: DSig comments on XML Base

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 08:00:59 +0900
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To: Kevin Regan <kevinr@valicert.com>, John Boyer <jboyer@PureEdge.com>, Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>, www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Cc: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org, connolly@w3.org, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Hello Kevin,

As far as I understand, you are concerned for a good reason.
As far as I remember, the DOM specification allows to
expose the entity structure or to not do so. Do you have
any idea/data on which DOM implementations do the former,
and which do the later? Any pointers are very welcome.

Regards,   Martin.

At 00/07/27 14:30 -0700, Kevin Regan wrote:

>I have no access to the XML processor.  My library receives DOM Document
>and Element objects when creating the signature.  When verifying the
>Signature a deligate to the user to find and parse the URI.  I'm not
>sure I totally understand the discussion that had taken place, but
>I would say that I have no way of distinguishing which parts of
>the source came from external entities, and forcing the user to
>structure the DOM subtree that I am signing in a particular way is
>a big no no.  Currently, the only thing that my library requires
>is that the user hand me a DOM Document or Element that has been
>parsed with a validating parser (with ignorable whitespace not
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