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RE: XML interface with URIs

From: Phillip M Hallam-Baker <pbaker@verisign.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 10:54:22 -0400
To: "Bede McCall" <bede@mitre.org>, <w3c-xml-sig-ws@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001301be8ff4$ac5079e0$6e07a8c0@pbaker-pc.verisign.com>
>    From: "Phillip M Hallam-Baker" <pbaker@verisign.com>
>    Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 16:35:56 +0200
> 	   So far there seems to be general agreement that the
>    XML-Sig work should broadly correspond with CMS functionality
>    without requiring ASN.1 at the packaging level.
> Speaking only for myself ... yes.  On the other hand, in keeping with
> the spirit of accommodation for "binary" formats, I think we may want
> to allow CMS blobs as part of the spec.

I said 'without requiring'. I very much agree that CMS blobs should
be an option. I see this as a backwards compatibility issue, at this
point S/MIME is a legacy infrastructure.

If there is no objection to allowing CMS blobs then we should
incorporate them into the statement of consensus.

Received on Tuesday, 27 April 1999 10:53:19 UTC

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