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Re: On the ordering of header entries

From: Doug Davis <dug@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 08:30:25 -0400
To: Rich Salz <rsalz@zolera.com>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3c.org
Message-ID: <OF8D2F6552.4473A649-ON85256A53.0044CF22@raleigh.ibm.com >
But if:

0) Blocks are fundamentally unordered from a processing point of view.

then the de-signing code will need to verify the correct order
for processing anyway, right?
-Dug

Rich Salz <rsalz@zolera.com>@zolera.com on 05/21/2001 08:25:46 AM

Sent by:  rsalz@zolera.com


To:   Doug Davis/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS
cc:   xml-dist-app@w3c.org
Subject:  Re: On the ordering of header entries



> Just wondering, what's the rational behind not allowing someone
> to reorder the headers?  Not that I think people will be itching
> to do it, I'm just curious.  8-)

(Some subset of) the headers might be signed.

I could imagine some intermediate actor "slurping up" the entire
package, and then outputting the headers in arbitrary order (say,
alphabetically by namespace URI).  And they shouldn't do that.
     /r$
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