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RE: unparsed entities

From: Richard D. Brown <rdbrown@GlobeSet.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 16:24:11 -0500
To: "'John Boyer'" <jboyer@uwi.com>
Cc: "'Dsig group'" <w3c-xml-sig-ws@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002301be813c$fb22b810$0bc0010a@artemis.globeset.com>
John,

> The signature standard should state how the markup will
> express the need for
> inclusion of external unparsed entities, and it should state how those
> external entities should be encoded.  If we do not state
> these things in the
> spec, then everyone will create their own ways of expressing
> these things,
> and software vendors like UWI.Com will not be able to produce generic
> server-side document processing software that validates arbitrary XML
> documents.

Don't you think that is where Signed XML standard stops and XDFL one starts.
In other words, the signature standard provides the means for signing
packaged external entities (simple elements from a signature standard
standpoint) and XDFL defines and identifies what is to be packaged, encoded,
signed, and verified.

Sincerely,

Richard D. Brown
Software Architect - R&D
GlobeSet, Inc. Austin TX - U.S.
Received on Wednesday, 7 April 1999 17:23:35 EDT

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