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RE: "Replace and encrypt will be Recommended (optional)."

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 10:51:23 -0400
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To: "Takeshi Imamura" <IMAMU@jp.ibm.com>
Cc: edsimon@xmlsec.com, XML Encryption WG <xml-encryption@w3.org>, Blair Dillaway <blaird@microsoft.com>
To refocus this, let's consider just the decryption for the time being, I've 
tweaked it as such (with all of whatever we decide to do required to 

4. If it is an EncryptedData structure and the Type is "Element" or 
"Content", then:
1. return the octets of the decrypted data, or
2. place the resulting octets as characters in place of the EncryptedData 
element with the encoding of the parent XML document
3. return the nodeset (parsed form) of the decrypted data, or
4. replace the EncryptedData element node with nodeset of the decrypted data.
Else (if not of type "Element" or "Content") provide the octets to the 

In 2/4 there's an implicit return of the original document as octets or 
nodeset (or maybe just a pointer to that structure)...

Which of these do we want? I think we agree we want XENC to provide octets 
or a nodeset, but with respect to the nodeset, should it be the original 
(transformed document), only the part that changed, or both?

Joseph Reagle Jr.                 http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
W3C Policy Analyst                mailto:reagle@w3.org
IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/Signature
W3C XML Encryption Chair          http://www.w3.org/Encryption/2001/
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