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Re: Stability of Widget DigSig

From: Marcos Caceres <marcos@marcosc.com>
Date: Fri, 8 May 2015 08:24:36 -0400
Message-ID: <CAAci2aDEaA4V1anpMFhHW1mn0V84dV3jr58WZ6CHVz5tK8=rdw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>
Cc: Andrew Twigger <andrew@twigger.email>, Frederick Hirsch <hirsch@fjhirsch.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Friday, May 8, 2015, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com> wrote:

> [ + Marcos and Frederick ]
>
> Hi Andrew,
>
> The group stopped working on XML Digital Signature for Widgets several
> years ago and there is no plan to resume work (except to process errata as
> required).
>
> Marcos, Frederick - this spec's namespace document includes the following
> statement:
>
> [[
> <http://www.w3.org/ns/widgets-digsig/>
>
> Implementers should be aware that this document is not stable.
> ]]
>
> Any objections from you or anyone else to remove this statement?


None. It's stable.




>
> -Thanks, ArtB
>
> On 5/7/15 5:55 AM, Andrew Twigger wrote:
>
>>
>> ATSC and CEA are developing standards that include the ability to
>> download digital signed applications. Their current specifications
>> reference the W3C Recommendation for XML Digital Signature for Widgets (18
>> April 2013).  However, the associated Widgets Digital Signature Namespace (
>> http://www.w3.org/ns/widgets-digsig/) contains a statement that
>> “Implementers should be aware that this document is not stable.” which has
>> raised questions as to the stability and suitability of referencing Widget
>> DigSig.  The alternative would be to reference XAdES with the C and T forms
>> to allow for the inclusion of timestamp and certificate revocation
>> information which are not included in Widget DigSig.
>>
>> I would be pleased to receive any information regarding the stability of
>> Widget DigSig and whether referencing XAdES would provide a better
>> alternative.
>>
>> Thank-you,
>>
>> Andrew Twigger
>>
>>
>
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