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Re: Proposed Infoset Addendum to SOAP Messages with Attachments

From: Rich Salz <rsalz@datapower.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 13:45:42 -0500
Message-ID: <3E81F556.4050703@datapower.com>
To: "Amelia A. Lewis" <alewis@tibco.com>
CC: Martin Gudgin <mgudgin@microsoft.com>, Marc.Hadley@sun.com, xml-dist-app@w3.org

XML DSIG can sign arbitrary bytes; requiring "translate to base64" 
before signing seems like needless cost.

On the other hand, given the different base64 output formats, the safest 
thing to do is to define a "base64 c14n" transform that ignores all 
whitespace.  Every time a new URI is introduced, interop takes a hit, 
but I see no feasible alternative.
Received on Wednesday, 26 March 2003 13:45:51 UTC

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