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Re: CipherValue should be base64Binary not ds:CryptoBinary

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 16:50:27 -0400
To: "Brian LaMacchia" <bal@microsoft.com>, "XML Encryption WG" <xml-encryption@w3.org>
Message-Id: <01081516502703.21504@policy>
Thanks Brian,

Now represented in:
  http://www.w3.org/Encryption/2001/Drafts/xmlenc-core/
  $Revision: 1.35 $ on $Date: 2001/08/15 20:48:41 $

On Thursday 09 August 2001 11:52, Brian LaMacchia wrote:
> Folks,
>
> In the Schema for Section 3.2 we define CipherValue to be of type
> ds:CryptoBinary, but it should be defined as base64Binary.
> ds:CryptoBinary implies that the encoded quantity is a bignum and cannot
> have leading zero bytes, and this isn't true CipherValue.  It is quite
> possible, of course, for random ciphertext to have leading zero octets.
>
>
> All the other occurrences of ds:CryptoBinary are in the schema for D-H
> keys (Section 5.5.1), and these should remain ds:CryptoBinary as they
> are true bignums.
>
> 					--bal

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