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Re: MIME type for detached signatures?

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 09:47:04 -0500
To: jose.kahan@w3.org
Cc: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Message-Id: <200504010947.05126.reagle@mit.edu>

On Wednesday 30 March 2005 09:20, Jose Kahan wrote:
> xml-encryption does have its own MIME type. pgp, pkcs, and pkix
> have several[1]. Is there any reason
> why this wasn't taken into account for XML-SIG? It seems
> it could be useful for both detached and enveloping signatures.

I don't think we talked about it. What do you think the benefits would be? 
(If an XML security application is associated with that media type, it will 
learn everything it needs no one set looks at the XML file. There might be 
some benefits to knowing what kind of signature it will be, before it is 
even parsed, but I haven't heard the rationale.)
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