Re: further revised RetrievalMethod

I think Type should be mandatory.  People who have defined their own
KeyInfo data element can easily construct a type for it.


From:  "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <>
Resent-Date:  Thu, 7 Sep 2000 12:52:14 -0400 (EDT)
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Date:  Thu, 07 Sep 2000 12:51:56 -0400
To:  Donald Eastlake 3rd <>
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>At 12:15 9/7/2000 -0400, Donald Eastlake 3rd wrote:
>><code>DigestMethod</code> or <code>DigestValue</code> sub-element and
>>presence of the <code>URI</code> and <code>Type</code> attributes is
>We still have to deal with the mandatorines of that attribute. That means 
>people HAVE to come up with a type. Is this intended? We only specify a 
>subset of key types. Consequently people will come up with other types (that 
>is fine) or throw dummy text in there which seems like a bad thing if they 
>want to rely upon type information found elsewhere.
>Joseph Reagle Jr.
>W3C Policy Analyst      
>IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair

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