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Re: KeyInfo type URIs

From: merlin <merlin@baltimore.ie>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 10:59:37 +0100
To: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Message-Id: <20010410095937.DD62C43BDA@yog-sothoth.ie.baltimore.com>

Following up to, and changing, my opinion:

I'm not sure that the language used in 4.4[1] is
entirely correct:

"The following list summarizes the |KeyInfo| types
 defined by this specification. [...]"

Technically, the DSA and RSA types are |KeyValue| types,
not |KeyInfo| types. I would suggest that we move all
the text for RSA and DSA down to just above the text
for &dsig;rawX509Certificate and there state that the
RSA and DSA |KeyValue| structures may appear as the
target of a |RetrievalMethodType| identified by the



[1] http://www.w3.org/Signature/Drafts/xmldsig-core/Overview.html#sec-KeyInfo

>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:
>  http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#dsa
>  http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#rsa
>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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