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Re: AW: signature portability / C14N / inherited namespaces

From: merlin <merlin@baltimore.ie>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 13:13:00 +0100
To: "Gregor Karlinger" <gregor.karlinger@iaik.at>
Cc: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Message-Id: <20010524121300.46F9044C71@yog-sothoth.ie.baltimore.com>

Hi Gregor,

>  I have not thought a lot about the consequences of the following idea,
>  but anyway: Should we add an additional rule both to the processing
>  rules for signature generation and validation, that the SignedInfo
>  element should be isolated from its context prior to computing
>  the canonicalized representation?

Unfortunately we can't isolate SignedInfo. An XPath/XSLT Transform
can legitimately rely on inherited namespaces. I have a queued
followup to my earlier question on this topic, I just need to
finish it.


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