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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] Updated: (OFFICE-2686) ODF 1.2 Part 1 3.16Macro Signature Meaningless and Inappropriate

     [ http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OFFICE-2686?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel ]

Michael Brauer updated OFFICE-2686:

    Affects Version/s: ODF 1.2 CD 05
                           (was: ODF 1.2 Part 1 CD 4 )
                           (was: ODF 1.2 Part 1 CD 5)

> ODF 1.2 Part 1 3.16 Macro Signature Meaningless and Inappropriate
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: OFFICE-2686
>                 URL: http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OFFICE-2686
>             Project: OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: General, Security
>    Affects Versions: ODF 1.2 CD 05
>         Environment: This defect applies in ODF 1.2 Part 1 CD04 and in the revisions leading up to CD05.  The specific text discussed is that in OpenDocument-v1.2-part1-cd04-rev05.odt
>            Reporter: Dennis Hamilton
>             Fix For: ODF 1.2 Part 1 CD 5
> Section 3.16 essentially restates provisions already provided in ODF 1.2 Part 3.  Most of the restatement is unnecessary and is somewhat self-contradictory.  There is a tiny amount of new material concerning META-INF/documentsignatures.xml.
> The vague treatment of macro signatures is uninformative and only serves to reserve the name META-INF/macrosignatures.xml for an unspecified purpose and significance.  In all material respects, its occurrence is already provided for in Part 3 and the absence of an actionable provision here adds no value.
> This non sequiter is not helpful:
> "Since macro code and executable code is implementation specific, this specification does not define to the files to which a macro signature applies."
> In addition, there is no indication what the signing of macros (and scripts?) signifies and how that is meaningful if document and such macro signatures can be applied simultaneously.
> If there is a problem with naming provisions for digital-signature files in the  META-INF/*signature*.xml family, it seems inappropriate that the solution be incorporation of reserved names for some unidentified party's implementaiton-specific purpose in the ODF 1.2 specification itself.  This problem needs to be dealt with in a generally-useful manner.

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