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RE: content type decryption clarification?

From: Takeshi Imamura <IMAMU@jp.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 18:56:23 +0900
To: Christian Geuer-Pollmann <geuer-pollmann@nue.et-inf.uni-siegen.de>
Cc: hirsch@zolera.com, reagle@w3.org, xml-encryption@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFC4BDB63B.D3CB09DC-ON49256B44.00365C94@LocalDomain>


>> If the first "plaintext" in the text means, as you say, a whole
document,
>> I can understand this case.  But the text should be changed to something
>> like:
>>
>> Note: If the Type is "content", the document resulting from decryption
>> will not be well-formed if (a) the original fragment was not well-formed
>> (e.g., PCDATA by itself is not well-formed), and (b) the EncryptedData
>> element was the root element of the document.)
>
>I never understand the (b) point. Why is it a problem if the EncryptedData
>is the root of a Document? After decryption, the decrypted content is
>placed into the document and replaces EncryptedData. If the decrypted
>contents contain exactly one Element and no non-whitespace-characted-data,
>it can be parsed (and replace the original EncryptedData).

Sorry, I mean if both (a) and (b) are true, the document will not be
well-formed.  Does it make sense?

Thanks,
Takeshi IMAMURA
Tokyo Research Laboratory
IBM Research
imamu@jp.ibm.com
Received on Thursday, 17 January 2002 04:56:30 UTC

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