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RE: signature portability / C14N / inherited namespaces

From: John Boyer <JBoyer@PureEdge.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 09:03:01 -0700
Message-ID: <7874BFCCD289A645B5CE3935769F0B520C33D8@tigger.PureEdge.com>
To: "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org>
Cc: "merlin" <merlin@baltimore.ie>, "Rob Lugt" <roblugt@elcel.com>, <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>

Hi Joseph,

If we expect interopability over such ported signatures, should we amend
spec with any text to this end?

A lot of applications won't need to remove a signature from its original
location, but it could be useful to add an editors' note to say that
moving such signatures to a different context can break a signature due
to a change of namespace context, and perhaps that this is necessary due
to the impossibility of assessing the namespaces in use by the signed

John Boyer
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