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documents versus protocols

From: Donald E. Eastlake 3rd <dee3@torque.pothole.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 22:30:16 -0500
Message-Id: <200011200330.WAA21469@torque.pothole.com>
To: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org, xml-encryption@w3.org
cc: dee3@torque.pothole.com

Early in the XMLDSIG effort I presented some slides on what I perceive
as the difference between the document and the protocol points of
view.  I have written up a few words on this and caused them to be
posted as a personal Internet Draft as indicated below.


 Donald E. Eastlake 3rd                    dee3@torque.pothole.com
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From: Internet-Drafts@ietf.org
Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-eastlake-proto-doc-pov-00.txt
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 06:27:31 -0500

A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.

	Title		: Protocol versus Document Points of View
	Author(s)	: D. Eastlake
	Filename	: draft-eastlake-proto-doc-pov-00.txt
	Pages		: 8
	Date		: 15-Nov-00
Two points of view are contrasted: the 'document' point of view,
where objects of interest are like pieces of paper, and the
'protocol' point of view where objects of interest are like composite
protocol messages.  While each point of view has its place,
inappropriate adherence to a purely document point of view is
detrimental to protocol design.

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