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Re: Last call comments on XML Encryption specs

From: Christian Geuer-Pollmann <geuer-pollmann@nue.et-inf.uni-siegen.de>
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2002 13:11:49 +0100
To: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>, reagle@w3.org
Cc: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>, w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org, xml-encryption@w3.org
Message-ID: <1264595037.1010581909@pinkpanther>
>>   If a document is (partially) encrpyted, transcoded, and then
>>   decrypted, the resulting octets must be the same as if the document
>>   had been (partially) encrypted, decrypted, and then transcoded.
> IOW, the transcoder must be able to decrypt/encrypt as well?


If you transcode an (partially) encrypted Document, you transcode the 
encrypted form only (the envelope). If the intended recipient decrypts the 
encrypted Contents, he gets octets which are a UTF-8 sequence which must be 
transcoded into the actual document encoding.

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