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KeyInfo type URIs

From: merlin <merlin@baltimore.ie>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 10:40:44 +0100
To: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Message-Id: <20010410094044.5B74D43BDA@yog-sothoth.ie.baltimore.com>


We use the URI &dsig;dsa-sha1 to identify the DSA signature
algorithm; similarly, &dsig;rsa-sha1 to identify RSA with
SHA-1. I don't believe that we should use these same URIs
to identify the actual public key encoding. The hash
algorithm is unrelated to the key encoding. I would suggest
that, for the purposes of RetrievalMethod, we use the URIs:


In particular, bear in mind that additional documents will
be produced that define rsa-md5, etc. at which point key
encoding URIs will become confused if they are not clarified


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