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Re: KeyInfo interoperability

From: merlin <merlin@baltimore.ie>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2001 17:08:38 +0100
To: "Donald E. Eastlake 3rd" <dee3@torque.pothole.com>
Cc: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Message-Id: <20010509160838.DEF9B43EC0@yog-sothoth.ie.baltimore.com>

Hi Donald,

The RetrievalMethod example from the last interop points at
an X509Data containing X509SubjectName, X509IssuerSerial and
X509Certificate. Clearly the certificate worked, as that is
where the verification key was retrieved. As for the other
bits, what are the criteria for interop? Successful parsing?

Is it important (from the perspective of having XMLDSIG
successfully advanced along standards tracks) to have hard
interop on these other features?


>I'd like to know what interoperability there has benn between
>independent implementations of KeyInfo types other than KeyValue and
>In particular, has there been such interoperation for
>	X509Data, PGPData, or SPKIData
>and if so with what subelement or elements?
>Also for KeyName, are there two implementations which have agreed on
>some particular interpretation for some KeyName values and
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