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Re: newbie Question about PKCS#7

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 10:27:15 -0400
To: "Tom Gindin" <tgindin@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Ed Simon" <edsimon@xmlsec.com>, "Roman Huditsch" <roman.huditsch@hico.com>, <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20020522142716.9A7BF85A94@aeon.w3.org>
On Tuesday 21 May 2002 16:04, Tom Gindin wrote:
>       My question can be most simply stated as whether a reference with
> neither type nor transform is to be interpreted as a transparent octet
> stream to be fed to the digest algorithms, and if not, what syntax is
> interpreted that way?

As Christian noted, it depends on the URI.

>  I am trying to ensure that we have a syntax
> defined for data that will NOT be interpreted as XML.  A very simple
> example would be the following:
> <Reference URI="ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc3075.txt">
> <DigestMethod Algorithm
> ="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#sha1"/><DigestValue>Xyz=</DigestValue
>> </Reference>

Yes, it directly digests the octets in the HTTP entity-body returned upon 
dereferencing that URI.
Received on Wednesday, 22 May 2002 10:27:55 GMT

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