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Re: XMLDSIG erratum

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 17:33:52 -0500
Message-Id: <200203182233.RAA24107@tux.w3.org>
To: "Gregor Karlinger" <gregor.karlinger@cio.gv.at>, "Merlin Hughs" <merlin@baltimore.ie>
Cc: "XMLSigWG" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>, "Harada" <harada@prs.cs.fujitsu.co.jp>
On Sunday 17 March 2002 16:01, Gregor Karlinger wrote:
> once again our rules for encoding strings in DNames keep me busy ...
> I digged a bit in the list archive because I wanted to find the rea-
> son why the text in the REC is as it is.

You're, unfortunately, not alone as Harada has been asking about it as well 
[a]. (Regadless of your immediate issue, I recommend we pull together some 
tests that specifically tease out DNAME encoding issues; once we agree on 
that interop I'll put it in the interop matrix and highlight it.)


>   (2) The fourth bullet in the rec text states:
>         "Escape any trailing white space by replacing "\ " with "\20"."
>       According to to <merlin1> this should rather read:
>         "Escape a "\ " at the end of the string with "\20".
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Merlin, could you please tell me your view on the intention of the REC
> encoding rules?


Joseph Reagle Jr.                 http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
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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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