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Next steps for xmldsig

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 17:27:04 -0400
Message-Id: <200204102127.RAA08531@tux.w3.org>
To: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org

Some thoughts on what we need to do in the near future:

1. Canonical XML

It's been a REC for over a year now: happy birthday! <smile/>

1. XML Signature Syntax and Processing

We're a REC and we have ~15  implementations (woo-hoo)! We have four 
erratum: either editorial clarifications or things we are actively working  
to address.

2. Exclusive Canonicalization

I feel like the work on this specification is done and we're pretty much 
ready to move forward. I'd like to hear a few more people report success 
with Gregor's tests [1] and that you're satisfied with its operation in an 
application context. (Even if you've already sent in a report, if your 
column isn't complete or haven't interop'd with Gregor's tests, please do 
so.) If I get this feedback soon, I'll stage it for publication as a 
Proposed REC at the end of this month!

3. XPath Filter 2.0 Transform

Thanks to this week's edits by Merlin (and discussion between Merlin, John, 
Aleksey, and Christian) I think we've converged on a design and text that 
we're happy with. If no one objects to the present text [2] (speak now!) 
I'll stage it for publication as a W3C Last Call Working Draft (and first 
"official" W3C WD) at the end of this month.

4. DNAMEs are always a fun issue <grin/>

The interop matrix for xmldsig now has an entry with Gregor's DNAME tests 
[3]. It would be great to get some other reports on that! (Harada?)

[1] http://www.w3.org/Signature/2002/02/01-exc-c14n-interop.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/Signature/Drafts/xmldsig-xpath/Overview.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/Signature/2001/04/05-xmldsig-interop#DNAME


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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