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Re: QUESTION ABOUT PKCS#7 AND XMLDSIG

From: Rich Salz <rsalz@datapower.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 07:27:32 -0500 (EST)
To: DEMERJIAN <demerjia@enst.fr>
cc: "w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44L0.0302240726100.30394-100000@smtp.datapower.com>

> { PKCS#7 has become the basis of S/MIME, SET,

This means that S/MIME, SET, etc use PKCS#7 format.  (Like most crypto
work, PKCS7 is extensible...)

> Does xmlDSIG use pkcs#7? or xmlDSIG uses the same method (or logic) as
> that of pkcs#7?

Almost everything that PKCS7 provides can be found in XMLDSIG, but in
an XML orientation.

> What is the relation between pkcs#7 and XMLDSIG?

Consider pkcs#7 an "ancestor." :)
        /r$
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