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Re: Semantics of xenc:EncryptedData/@Type

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 17:58:30 -0500
Message-Id: <200201032258.RAA05861@tux.w3.org>
To: Christian Geuer-Pollmann <geuer-pollmann@nue.et-inf.uni-siegen.de>, xml-encryption@w3.org
On Thursday 03 January 2002 11:40, Christian Geuer-Pollmann wrote:
> Do I have have to flag an error if I try to decrypt (or encrypt)
> xenc:EncryptedData/@Type="&xenc;Content" which has siblings? Or should we
> specify that @Type="&xenc;Content" only means that the decrypted content
> is possibly not well-formed (which I would prefer).

I'd argue that since we reference [1] it must merely match that XML BNF 
production which means that siblings are fine though the decrypted content 
might not be well-formed. This leads me to believe that we should add some 
text to 4.1.5.1 akin to:

( Note: If the /+plaintext encrypted is &xenc;Content which has sibling 
elements+/ or the EncryptedData element is used as the root element of a 
new document and its Type is 'content' the plaintext resulting from 
decryption may not be well-formed.) 


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-xml-20001006#NT-content
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