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RE: Encoding of signed document question

From: Ed Simon <edsimon@xmlsec.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 12:42:32 -0500
Message-Id: <200412211741.iBLHfrNU003554@mail3.magma.ca>
To: <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>

I am under the impression that the document is signed already, and that you
want to store it in a different encoding.  What you do with a document after
it is signed does not matter to XML Signature, however if you try to
validate the signature before restoring the document to its original form,
the signature will very likely not validate.

Have I understood you correctly?

Ed Simon
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-ietf-xmldsig-request@w3.org
[mailto:w3c-ietf-xmldsig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Hess Yvan
Sent: December 21, 2004 10:24 AM
To: 'w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org'
Subject: Encoding of signed document question


Do I have the right to store a signed XML document into a filesystem or a
database using a different encoding than "UTF-8"? In the context of my
application I have to save it using encoding "ISO-8859-1".
Is it conform to specifications ? What will be the incidence of a such
choice ?

Thanks for your answer.

Regards. Yvan Hess
Received on Tuesday, 21 December 2004 17:41:59 UTC

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