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Re: content type decryption clarification?

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 10:15:50 -0500
Message-Id: <200201111516.KAA02226@tux.w3.org>
To: <hirsch@zolera.com>, <xml-encryption@w3.org>

I too have a sense that the text isn't quite right, but I was hoping folks 
would check me on it in this thread:

See Christian's original email:

On Friday 11 January 2002 10:17, Frederick Hirsch wrote:
> In the editors draft the section on encryption processing rules (4.1,
> item 5) states
> . ( Note: If the Type is "content" the plaintext resulting from
> decryption may not be well formed if the EncryptedData element was (a)
> the root element of a document, or (b) has other siblings (e.g. PIs and
> text nodes).)
> I understand the first case - decrypting the EncryptedData element will
> result in a document without a root element, which is not well-formed.
> I do not understand the second case. In the case of having text nodes,
> this implies the EncryptedData element was the child of an element, when
> decrypted there would be two text node children of that element, which is
> legal isn't it? What am I missing here?
> thanks
> ---
> Frederick Hirsch
> Zolera Systems, http://www.zolera.com/
> Information Integrity, XML Security


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