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Re: Why is the Target attribute in SignatureProperty required?

From: Ari Kermaier <arik@phaos.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 15:49:50 -0400
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20010827154725.02434aa0@mail.phaos.com>
To: "XMLSigWG" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
That assumes that the Signature's Id attribute will always be present to be 
referenced by Target -- why is the Signature Id attribute optional?

Ari Kermaier
Phaos Technology Corp.


>If it appears inside a Signature, a SignatureProperty could apply
>to that signature or separately to any one of the References. If
>it appeared outside of a Signature, it could apply to any singature
>or reference in the world. You need Target to tell what's going on.
>
>Donald
>
>
>From:  "Karl Scheibelhofer" <Karl.Scheibelhofer@iaik.at>
>To:  "XMLSigWG" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
>Date:  Mon, 27 Aug 2001 14:47:44 +0200
>Message-ID:  <NDBBJJNFOMNNKFDPLCDJGEJACLAA.Karl.Scheibelhofer@iaik.at>
>
> >hi,
> >
> >can anyone explain, why the Target attribute in the SignatureProperty type
> >is required and not optional? i can see no obvious reason to make this
> >attribute required.
> >
> >regards
> >
> >  Karl
> >
> >--
> >
> >Karl Scheibelhofer, <mailto:Karl.Scheibelhofer@iaik.at>
> >Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK)
> >at Graz University of Technology , Austria, http://www.iaik.at and
> >http://jcewww.iaik.at
> >Phone: (+43) (316) 873-5540
> >
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