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Re: enveloping signature

From: Christian Geuer-Pollmann <geuer-pollmann@nue.et-inf.uni-siegen.de>
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 09:09:55 +0100
To: Ari Kermaier <arik@phaos.com>, w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Message-id: <3842081398.1013159395@crypto>
Hi Ari,

--On Donnerstag, 7. Februar 2002 16:40 -0500 Ari Kermaier <arik@phaos.com> 
wrote:

> If I have an arbitrary XML document, and I want to construct an
> enveloping signature over the entire document, what do you think would be
> appropriate handling of items outside the input document's root element?
>
> For example, if I want to place the whole input document inside a
> dsig:Object element, would it make sense to include the XML declaration,
> the doctype declaration, comments and PIs?
>
> Particularly regarding the DTD, should this perhaps be added to the top
> of the Signature document instead, with the Name changed to
> "dsig:Signature"?

AFAIK, you can't put the XML declaration and the doctype/DTD into an 
Element. But I would include PIs and Comments. And I would change the DTD, 
too.


Christian
Received on Friday, 8 February 2002 04:40:05 GMT

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