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[608] Discussion

From: Oisin Hurley <ohurley@iona.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 11:32:22 -0000
To: <xml-dist-app@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <001101c0592e$df99a510$9f03020a@psychobilly>
DR608 of the current draft [1] was ballotted to receive more discussion.
To kick this off I'd like to reiterate the content of the requirement
and mention some of the reasons why it was considered apt for more
discussion.

Current text:

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DR608
The XP specification should not preclude the use of XP messaging over
popular security mechanisms such as SSL and S/MIME.
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Many of the commentators felt that this requirement is inadequately
specified.
This is true, depending on the intention of the requirement. If the
intention
is there be support for specific security features in XP, then this
requirement
is clearly inadequate. However, this is not the intended purpose of the
requirement. DR608 is contained in the section of the doc on protocol
bindings
and must be taken in that context. This means that the intention of DR608 is
to ensure that protocol bindings for XP should take into account the fact
that
there may be a binding to a protocol and a protocol plus a protocol security
mechanism.

Comments and discussion encouraged :)

 --oh

[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xp-reqs-03
Received on Tuesday, 28 November 2000 06:32:29 GMT

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