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Re: editor's draft

From: Sean Mullan <Sean.Mullan@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 14:13:43 -0400
To: public-xmlsec-maintwg@w3.org
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I do not think the changes for E01 [1] in section 4.4.4 are what was 
intended. In particular, I think only the last part of the text of the 
first two bullets of list item 1 should be changed and not the whole 
bullet. Here is what I believe was intended:

#  The X509IssuerSerial element, which contains an X.509 issuer 
distinguished name/serial number pair that SHOULD be compliant with the 
DNAME encoding rules at the end of this section.
# The X509SubjectName element, which contains an X.509 subject 
distinguished name that SHOULD be compliant with the DNAME encoding 
rules at the end of this section.

I believe this was the intention because the list is a set of element 
types. With the proposed changes the first two bullets (which are now 
combined into one) would no longer refer to an element type. My 
rationale is based on reading the mail archives [2] of this issue, 
specifically Joseph Reagle's reply:

"Ok, I can see an editorial tweak in the bullet list at the top of 4.4.4 
[1] so as to not refer to 2253 but to the specific text at the end of 
this section."

Gregor had also suggested more substantial changes to the encoding rules 
but I believe these were considered non-editorial and did not get 
included in the errata.

If nobody else objects, this should close my action item #9.

Also, there is a spelling error in the first sentence of the DNAME 
encoding rules:


[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/10/xmldsig-errata

Thomas Roessler wrote:
> Hi folks,
> please have a look at the editor's draft for dsig-core:
>   http://www.w3.org/2007/xmlsec/Drafts/xmldsig-core/
> This one should include all the changes we agreed on.  There's also
> a compressed version that shows only the changed paragraphs:
>   http://www.w3.org/2007/xmlsec/Drafts/xmldsig-core/changes.html
> (This discharges ACTION-8.)
> Regards,
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