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Re: Attribute encryption

From: Sanjeev Hirve <shirve@cyberelan.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 10:28:52 -0500
Message-ID: <016e01c0809a$32dbfa10$0800010a@cyberelan.com>
To: "Ed Simon" <ed.simon@entrust.com>, <xml-encryption@w3.org>
RE: Attribute encryption>One would encrypt a whole XML element when 
>one wants to secure the content and the semantics.  If one wants 
>to preserve the semantics but secure the content of an element, 
>then the result is an encrypted node list. 
   Do you thus agree that the same reason should be extended to attributes, since attributes are equivalent to child nodes from the perspective of data confidentiality.  In other words, it should be possible to encrypt the attributes of an element and leave its name in clear.
>XML provides a uniform way of structuring data;  XML Encryption 
>provides a uniform way of encrypting XML's primary structures.

Dont understand this.  Can you please explain. 
Received on Wednesday, 17 January 2001 10:25:39 UTC

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