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AW: Mixed Content Model for Transform?

From: Gregor Karlinger <gregor.karlinger@iaik.at>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 08:29:58 +0200
To: "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org>, "XMLSigWG" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBIMACDKCOPBLEJCCDCEFCCKAA.gregor.karlinger@iaik.at>


> -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. [mailto:reagle@w3.org]
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 31. August 2000 21:34
> An: Gregor Karlinger
> Cc: XMLSigWG
> Betreff: Re: Mixed Content Model for Transform?
> 
> 
> At 13:36 8/31/2000 +0200, Gregor Karlinger wrote:
> >Why is the content model chosen for the Transform element "mixed"?
> 
> The theory was that people might want to provide elements or charactered 
> data (or both) since we could not anticipate the various expressions and 
> transforms applications might want to perform.
> 
> >All other elements which describe an Algorithm, like
> >
> >* SignatureMethod
> >* DigestMethod
> >* CanonicalizationMethod
> 
> But that these were rather straightforward.
> 
> >is "elementOnly". My way of thinking is that if I would like to
> >specify parameters for an algorithm, I have do invent an Elemenent
> >which I can then put into the Transform Element representing the
> >algorithm.
> >
> >Why is it allowed to specify text as parameter content for a
> >Transform, whereas it is forbidden for all other types of algorithms?
> 
> There's no compelling argument that this must be the way it is. Are you 
> suggestion we move all the Methods to mixed as well?

Yes, I think it would be fine to have the same structure for all kind of 
algorithms.

Regards, Gregor
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Gregor Karlinger
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Phone +43 316 873 5541
Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications
Austria
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