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RE: DName encoding (was:KeyName white space)

From: Gregor Karlinger <gregor.karlinger@iaik.at>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 15:09:51 +0200
To: "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org>, "Donald E. Eastlake 3rd" <dee3@torque.pothole.com>
Cc: <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LBEPJAONIMDADHFHAEAOKENICGAA.gregor.karlinger@iaik.at>
Joseph,

I have just read the text you have added to the current draft, and I
would like to propose the following changes:

  1. Change the first sentence to:

       "Also, strings in DNames (X509IssuerSerial, X509SubjectName,
        and KeyName if appropriate) should be encoded as follows:"

     This is because the encoding does not apply to the whole DName,
     but only to string values within a DName.

  2. Escaping of ASCII control characters should happen by replacing
     them with "\" (instead of "\x" in the current draft - this
     is an error adopted from my proposal text) followed by ...

Liebe Gruesse/Regards,
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-ietf-xmldsig-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-ietf-xmldsig-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Joseph M. Reagle
> Jr.
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 7:58 PM
> To: Donald E. Eastlake 3rd
> Cc: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: DName encoding (was:KeyName white space)
>
>
> At 07:59 6/13/2001, Donald E. Eastlake 3rd wrote:
> >It is a specification for the encoding of X.500 Distinguished Names
> >(DName) as such.
>
> Ok, represented at the end of section 4.4.4. We could add a
> schema datatype
> but given that RFC2253 encoding is "should" and these are further
> specified
> as guidelines over that, the present approach is probably the lightest.
>
> [
>          $Revision: 1.81 $ on $Date: 2001/06/13 17:55:14 $
>
> http://www.w3.org/Signature/Drafts/xmldsig-core/Overview.html#sec-X509Data
> ]
>
> --
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> W3C Policy Analyst                mailto:reagle@w3.org
> IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/Signature
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>
>
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