REQ FOR COMMENTS: OASIS DSS-X TC profile for visible signatures committee draft

To the members of the W3C XMLSEC WG:

The OASIS DSS-X committee is releasing a first committee draft of a 
digital signatures profile called “Visible Signatures profile”.

This profile is aimed to incorporate visible information into documents 
as part of the digital signature operation.

Incorporating a visible signature as part of a digital signature 
operation is mandatory for the acceptance of digital signatures in many 
business scenarios and applications.

Today, there is an existing support in several document types such as 
PDF and MS Office 2007, as well as non standard support in other 
documents types. Eventually, many document types will support the both 
visible and non-visible digital signature embedded in the document.

The target of the Visible Signature profile is to provide a general 
interface to a digital signature service for incorporating a visible 
signature to any type of document.

To ease the collaboration of a visible signature into applications, the 
profile defines several types of scenarios/policies. Two of the most 
outstanding usages of implementing a digital signature into documents 
are application workflow scenario and a document submission scenario.

The committee will appreciate any submitted component as part of 
reviewing the profile specifications.

For more information of how to access the content of the profile use the 
following details:

The specification document and related files are available here:
Editable Source:




Non-normative information about the specification and the technical 
committee may be found at the public home page of the TC at:

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the 
OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be located via the button marked 
"Send A Comment" at the top of that page, or directly at:

Submitted comments (for this work as well as other works of that TC) are 
publicly archived and can be viewed at: All comments 
submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which 
ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at 
least as the obligations of the TC members.

OASIS and the DSS-X TC welcome your comments.

Received on Thursday, 14 May 2009 15:47:43 UTC