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Re: Enveloped-signature games with pre-c14n

From: Christian Geuer-Pollmann <geuer-pollmann@nue.et-inf.uni-siegen.de>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 13:26:01 +0200
To: merlin <merlin@baltimore.ie>
Cc: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org, Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2227148485.998659561@pinkpanther>
Hi Merlin

But if I apply #enveloped-signature #xpath with here()-usage to a non-local 
URI, this is an error, isn't it?

--On Freitag, 24. August 2001 09:12 +0100 merlin <merlin@baltimore.ie> wrote:

> That doesn't cover the case of applying the transform to a non-local URI.
> At most, a sentence saying that enveloped signature cannot be applied to
> a resource other than a node set from the original signature document.
> Given that the usage seems nonsensical, I'm not sure that even this is
> really necessary.
>>> If you perform c14n/reparse, then you have a new document.
>> Sorry fo bugging again. Could this be done by saying in the spec:
>>   "It's not possible to apply Transforms that produce octet
>>    stream output (like base64 or c14n) prior to
>>    #enveloped-signature transform or an #xpath transform
>>    that uses the here() function."
>> Would this make sense?
>> Christian
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