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RE: CarriedKeyName

From: Blair Dillaway <blaird@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 08:23:19 -0800
Message-ID: <AA19CFCE90F52E4B942B27D42349637902CAC2C2@red-msg-01.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Dournaee, Blake" <bdournaee@rsasecurity.com>, "XML Encryption WG" <xml-encryption@w3.org>
The reason for use of the CarriedKeyName attribute is that one can't
have duplicate ID attribute values in a single document.  Hence, using
an ID attribute one couldn't indicate that several EncryptedKey
structures contain the same key value encrypted for different

-----Original Message-----
From: Dournaee, Blake [mailto:bdournaee@rsasecurity.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 9:39 PM
To: XML Encryption WG
Subject: CarriedKeyName

Hello All,

I have a question/comment.

From what I understand the CarriedKeyName attribute is meant to identify
a given <EncryptedKey> structure. If this is the case, why not simply
rely on the Id attribute of <EncryptedKey>? As far as I can tell,
CarriedKeyName doesn't really identify a recipient. The Id attribute can
provide the same functionality with one less attribute.

Blake Dournaee
Toolkit Applications Engineer
RSA Security
"The only thing I know is that I know nothing" - Socrates
Received on Tuesday, 13 November 2001 11:24:09 UTC

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