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Re: newbie Question about PKCS#7

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 11:09:05 -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: <20020522150905.3003685A94@aeon.w3.org>
On Wednesday 22 May 2002 10:53, Tom Gindin wrote:
>       That this mechanism exists and is fairly simple is certainly good
> news for people who want to sign mixed sets of data (some XML, some
> straight text or binary).  Could we put a use of this feature in one or
> more of the published examples so that this issue doesn't come up again?

We can't change the spec, it's a REC and Draft Standard. While we could've 
used such an example with a different media type, fortunately the spec does 
say it can work with any octets, and this example from the spec actually 
does sign octets:

  Identifies the octets that represent the external resource
  'http://example.com/bar.xml', that is probably an XML document 
  given its file extension.
Received on Wednesday, 22 May 2002 11:09:44 UTC

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