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Re: New Attachments Issues

From: Rich Salz <rsalz@datapower.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 11:30:56 -0400
Message-ID: <3EE74B30.50500@datapower.com>
To: Tony Graham <Tony.Graham@Sun.COM>
CC: XMLP Dist App <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

>    be over the included data. Current XML signature algorithms require
>    signing the included data as base64-encoded characters; the lexical
>    form of such characters SHOULD be canonicalized.

This is wrong.  Current XML signature algorithms work perfectly fine 
with signing binary data.  As it says at the start of the XML DSIG spec
    Signatures can be applied to any digital content
Cf: http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core/#def-DataObject


Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
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