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Subject: Re: [office] Extended conforming packages and manifest:algorithm-name

I agree with you.


On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 4:14 PM,  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> We recently discussed removing the "extended" conformance clause for
> packages.  This was in :
> http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OFFICE-2257
> I think the idea was it was only used when there were additional files in
> the document beyond those defined by ODF.
> However, I found another place where "extended" conformance is triggered.
> Part 3, Section 3.8.1 defines the allowed values of the
> manifest:algorithm-name attribute, and says:
> "The IRI of an alternative algorithm as specified in §5.1 of
> [xmlenc-core]. Alternative algorithms may be specified by extended
> conforming documents only. They shall not be specified by conforming
> documents."
> So if we eliminate the extended package distinction, then we allow
> conforming documents to be encrypted using proprietary algorithms, which I
> think goes against the interoperability benefits we were trying to foster
> by making the extended/non-extended distinction.
> I don't think I'm in favor of this change.
> Anyone want to argue otherwise?
> -Rob
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