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RE: Proposed Draft Chart and Officer Nominations

From: Richard D. Brown <rdbrown@GlobeSet.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 10:26:15 -0500
To: "'Joseph M. Reagle Jr. (W3C)'" <reagle@w3.org>, "'Signed-XML Workshop'" <w3c-xml-sig-ws@w3.org>
Cc: <xml-dsig@GlobeSet.com>
Message-ID: <001601be810a$fa8f8b80$0bc0010a@artemis.globeset.com>

XML Signature is only one of many aspects that should be considered for
securing XML documents. So far, it has been customary to approach Integrity,
Confidentiality, and Authentication (data and entities) altogether. Existing
secure envelope standards such as PKCS#7 and CMS have considered all these
aspects. This, because they all rely upon similar data-elements and
cryptographic procedures.

So, I suggest that we extend the mission statement of this activity beyond
Signature and that we also provide for Authentication Codes (already
considered in Digital Signature for XML Proposal) and Confidentiality
envelopes (encryption).


Richard D. Brown
Software Architect - R&D
GlobeSet, Inc. Austin TX - U.S.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-xml-sig-ws-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-xml-sig-ws-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Joseph M.
> Reagle Jr.
> (W3C)
> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 1999 5:26 PM
> To: Signed-XML Workshop
> Subject: Proposed Draft Chart and Officer Nominations
> If there is consensus from the partipants that they would
> like to propose a
> W3C Activity/WG on the topic:
> 1. A Briefing Package and Charter will have to be created.
> I've created a
> fairly exhaustive template [1] that I hope will permit us to focus the
> issues and move as quickly as possible if that consensus is reached.
> 2. I've already spoken to a few folks about their interest in
> Chairing or
> (co) Editing the specification and I think they'd be a great
> team. But to be
> fair to all, if you are interested let me know, since this is
> something I'd
> like to have settled soon after the workshop.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/1999/04/signed-XML-charter.html
> __
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> ___________________________________________________________
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Received on Wednesday, 7 April 1999 11:25:46 UTC

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