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Re: XML Signatures and binary files

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 09:24:46 -0400
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To: "Donald E. Eastlake 3rd" <dee3@torque.pothole.com>
Cc: "Dournaee, Blake" <bdournaee@rsasecurity.com>, w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
At 08:34 5/17/2001 -0400, Donald E. Eastlake 3rd wrote:
>Close, but I would think it would be more like
><Object Id="arbitraryBase64EncodedData"
>         Encoding="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#base64"
>         MimeType="application/octet-stream">

The reason this concerned me is I think the spec is a bit ambigous on this 
note. In your instance the Encoding and MimeType are redundant -- I think? 
Or is the MimeType the type of the object regardless of its encoding?

Joseph Reagle Jr.                 http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
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IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/Signature
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