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Encrypting "enitre XML document"

From: Pae Choi <paechoi@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 00:16:44 -0800
Message-ID: <00b601c2906d$2af9e390$0b01a8c0@dev1>
To: <xml-encryption@w3.org>

Under the section,  "1. Instroduction", in the [1]XML Encryption, it
stated as follwos:

    1 Introduction

    When encrypting arbitrary data (including entire XML documents), the
    EncryptedData element may become the root of a new XML document or
    become a child element in an application-chosen XML document.

I  have a question in encrypting the "entire XML document." Say we
have an XML document as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

Should we encrypt the entire document literally beginning from the
XMLDecl, "<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>", or exclude that.



[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlenc-core/
Received on Wednesday, 20 November 2002 00:19:17 UTC

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