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Re: My latest try on Exclusive XML Canonicalization

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 17:35:53 -0500
To: "Hallam-Baker, Phillip" <pbaker@verisign.com>, Eastlake III Donald-LDE008 <Donald.Eastlake@motorola.com>, "'w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org'" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20011029223554.B13108777C@policy.w3.org>
On Friday 26 October 2001 13:00, Hallam-Baker, Phillip wrote:
> Since we are dealing with the specification of an octet stream it would
> be useful to see the exact octetstream output that is defined.


For c14n, John Boyer had included the characters as close as possible in a 
comment with each example. We could do that, but I'm most interested in a 
tarball of examples with pre/post.

> 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 elements.

The white space is the same as C14N.

> 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.

I'm not sure what you mean by notation. Literal octets and their digests 
seems to work well.


* I will be in France from 3-9 November for the W3C AC Meeting.

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/
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