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RE: XML interface with URIs

From: Phillip M Hallam-Baker <pbaker@verisign.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 14:20:46 -0400
To: <rdbrown@GlobeSet.com>, "'Bede McCall'" <bede@mitre.org>, <w3c-xml-sig-ws@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002d01be9011$80e6b680$6e07a8c0@pbaker-pc.verisign.com>

> Phill,
> Agreed that CMS shall refer to the IETF specification. However, a large
> majority of existing implementations are PKCS#7 and not CMS. So, I do not
> understand the argument developed previously on the list - I thought that
> support for CMS was motivated by the possibility to leverage existing
> implementations!
> Recall that CMS and PKCS#7 SignedData type are very similar, but there are
> not compatible even if you disregard CMS added functionality.

I think that given the existing level of S/MIME deployment we can expect
S/MIME 3 to be well established by the time a signed XML proposal begins
to appear.

Received on Tuesday, 27 April 1999 14:19:39 UTC

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