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Re: [widgets] Jar signing vs. XML signatures

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 14:56:34 +0200
Message-ID: <49E48802.2060604@opera.com>
To: timeless@gmail.com
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>

On 4/14/09 2:51 PM, timeless wrote:
> Marcos Caceres<marcosc@opera.com>  wrote:
>> Although I agree that it was probably a short-sightedness mistake on
>> our part to not have looked at JAR signing at the start of this
>> process, I think it is too late for you to ask us to dump over a year
>> worth of work on this spec - especially as we are about to go to Last
>> Call and have significant industry support (BONDI) for using XML
>> Signatures.
>> Although I also agree that there are issues with
>> canonicalization, I find it hard to believe that JAR signatures are
>> not without their own problems. I think it would be more productive to
>> help us address the issues that you mentioned, instead of asking us to
>> dump everything and start again.
> I'm willing to drop XML signing :)
> I guess I never really understood enough about why we went off on XML
> signing and didn't think to ask why we didn't look at JAR signing :(

I guess it was "it was not done here (w3c)" syndrome.

Kind regards,
Received on Tuesday, 14 April 2009 12:57:22 UTC

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