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RE: My latest try on Exclusive XML Canonicalization

From: Hallam-Baker, Phillip <pbaker@verisign.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 10:00:26 -0700
Message-ID: <2F3EC696EAEED311BB2D009027C3F4F40586983C@vhqpostal.verisign.com>
To: "'reagle@w3.org'" <reagle@w3.org>, Eastlake III Donald-LDE008 <Donald.Eastlake@motorola.com>, "'w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org'" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Since we are dealing with the specification of an octet stream it would be
useful to see the exact octetstream output that is defined. 

It is not clear to me (from the text) whether the indentation in the
examples is pretty printing that should be ignored or part of the C14N and
if removed whether there should be spaces tabs or whatnots between the

Overall it would be useful to see a description of XML Signature itself in
the same notation, giving the exact octet stream to be presented to the
digest or signature algorithm.


Phillip Hallam-Baker FBCS C.Eng.
Principal Scientist
VeriSign Inc.
781 245 6996 x227

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joseph Reagle [mailto:reagle@w3.org]
> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 4:28 PM
> To: Eastlake III Donald-LDE008; 'w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org'
> Subject: Re: My latest try on Exclusive XML Canonicalization
> On Tuesday 23 October 2001 16:15, Eastlake III Donald-LDE008 wrote:
> > Attached is my attempt to incorporate the results of the 
> discussions we
> > had a while ago on Exclusive XML Canonicalization. My apologies for
> > taking so long to get this out. Comments welcome.
> Donald,
> I've posted the document at:
>   http://www.w3.org/Signature/Drafts/xml-exc-c14n.html
> with the following edits.
> 1. Cleaned up some of the html and a few typos.
> 2. hypertexted the definition of key words and references to them.
> 3. Rewrote section 3, particularly the implementation description.
> I can work on this getting officially published (and maybe even last 
> called) soon, but of course would appreciate feedback on 
> whether section 3 
> jives with folks' understanding of what we were trying to 
> implement with 
> exc-c14n.
> -- 
> Joseph Reagle Jr.                 http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
> W3C Policy Analyst                mailto:reagle@w3.org
> IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/Signature/
> W3C XML Encryption Chair          http://www.w3.org/Encryption/2001/

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