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Re: Encrypted Node URI and NodeType

From: Takeshi Imamura <IMAMU@jp.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 11:02:50 +0900
To: "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org>
cc: Ed Simon <ed.simon@entrust.com>, "Public XML Encryption List" <xml-encryption@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4925694C.000B6197.00@d22mta13.yamato.ibm.com>


Ed's proposal also targets a whole attribute (i.e., name and value pair) and
only a value of an attribute.  How does your idea work for them?

Tokyo Research Laboratory
IBM Japan, Ltd.
E-mail: imamu@jp.ibm.com

From: "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org> on 2000/08/31 02:25 AM

To:   Ed Simon <ed.simon@entrust.com>
cc:   "Public XML Encryption List" <xml-encryption@w3.org>, swick@w3.org, Dan
      Connolly <connolly@w3.org> (bcc: Takeshi Imamura/Japan/IBM)
Subject:  Encrypted Node URI and NodeType


As stated after the Crypto BoF, in your proposal [1] I recommend you break
up your NodeType into a location (location of the EncryptedNode's encrypted
serialization -- if not present in the element content) and NodeType (the
URIs of the Information Set item provided by [2]). Instead of

<EncryptedNode xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/03/Encryption"
    NodeType="."  <!-- "." indicates the <EncryptedNode> element is right
                         where the original unencrypted element was -->
    (Base64 of encrypted Element node)


<EncryptedNode xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/03/Encryption"
    (Base64 of encrypted Element node)

Futhermore, if Location is intended to be a URI the "." hack/syntax for the
present node will probably be problematic. I'm presently scratching my head
about the best structure/relation of these things to each other (describing
Information Set Items/Nodes in the context of a serialized Information Set
Items/Nodes where both instances have a relationship to each other...)
Hopefully I'll post more within the week.

[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-xml-infoset-20000726

Joseph Reagle Jr.
W3C Policy Analyst                mailto:reagle@w3.org
IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
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