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Re: PKI?

From: Donald Eastlake 3rd <dee3@torque.pothole.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 23:10:28 -0400 (EDT)
To: Anirban Basu <anirban.basu@xtremebytes.com>
Cc: xml-encryption@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0310032305000.5771-100000@zydeco.netbusters.com>

XML encryption is a flexible building block. It uses the KeyInfo element
defined in XMLDSIG plus some extensions. This element as contents
defined for X.509, PGP, and SPKI stuff as well as lots of other kinds of
keys, key identifiers, a key agreement method, etc., and provisions for
extension.

If you want to understand XML encryption or signatures, there is really
no alternative to reading the standards (or my book :-) ).

Thanks,
Donald
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On Fri, 3 Oct 2003, Anirban Basu wrote:

> Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 18:18:30 +0100
> From: Anirban Basu <anirban.basu@xtremebytes.com>
> To: xml-encryption@w3.org
> Subject: PKI?
> Resent-Date: Fri,  3 Oct 2003 13:41:05 -0400 (EDT)
> Resent-From: xml-encryption@w3.org
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Just wondering if the XML encryption standards use public key
> infrastructure? If yes, then which one is used? If no, then what is
> used as an alternative?
> 
> Thanks!
> Anirban
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