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RE: What's in a EncryptedKeys' CipherData?

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2001 17:19:13 -0400
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.2.20010406171808.00b11e38@rpcp.mit.edu>
To: <jimsch@exmsft.com>
Cc: "'Blair Dillaway'" <blaird@microsoft.com>, "'XML Encryption WG '" <xml-encryption@w3.org>
At 22:33 3/29/2001 -0800, Jim Schaad wrote:
>If we want to be more correct -- its some type of raw data, padded and or
>modified according to the encryption method (think OAEP).  We don't need to
>say anything about what is in there. That is done (indirectly) by the
>EncryptionMethod.

Ok, so this means that the type of that raw data is separated from it. If 
you have an odd EncryptedKey laying about, you process it, get the raw data 
and are not sure what EncryptedData it applies to, you won't know what type 
it is. Right?


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