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Re: [web-annotation] Allow Digitally Signed Annotations

From: fhirsch via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:29:00 +0000
To: public-annotation@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-74768891-1424212139-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
We need to distinguish signing and encryption

Signed JSON would be JSON with some signature properties in addition 
to the content. Thus there would be additional information that could 
be ignored. That said, I'd suggest this is out of scope of the 
annotation work itself as JSON signatures can be applied to any JSON 
regardless of content and it would increase the testing significantly.

Encryption is a different matter; in that case the annotation content 
would not be visible. It would be recognizable JSON,  including 
encryption meta information as well as the encrypted content but that 
encrypted content would not be visible until decrypted. 

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https://github.com/w3c/web-annotation/issues/6#issuecomment-74768891
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