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Subject: RE: [office] What to do about encryption?
The intriguing use of an outer archive is that it can be used to contain any kind of inner archive, so it is a valuable provision in general packaging. It also occurred to me that this could be used to encrypt standalone XML documents, including the single-XML-file OpenDocument format. It is relatively easy to sign that document using XML Dsig already, although we don't address that prospect in the ODF specification. Just thinking out loud. - Dennis - - - - - - - - - - - - - Standards are arbitrary solutions to recurring problems (R. W. Bemer) Although not by becoming the recurring problem (orcmid). When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. -----Original Message----- From: David LeBlanc [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 14:46 To: ODF TC List (email@example.com) Subject: [office] What to do about encryption? We also need to do something with encryption, as well - the existing approach has a number of problems. [ ... ] How to fix it: Use an outer archive to contain the inner archive. The outer archive is itself a valid ODF file, and contains: 1) Encryption information (you could put this in the metadata as you do now, or could make a separate file) 2) Benign metadata (optional) 3) Dummy files (optional) [ ... ]