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Subject: Authoritative MSFT response on IE encryption/signatures

David Cross is a Windows Program Manager.
If the link does not work, here is the content:
 Correct - you need an ActiveX control within IE to perform crypto
operations. CAPICOM is one such option.

David B. Cross [MS]
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"Anders Rundgren" <AndersRundgren@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:9DB825E3-A115-4311-AD57-68F976204B1B@microsoft.com...
> An OASIS TC is currently toying with the idea that MSIE can,
> without adding any native extension code, perform XML Signatures and
> possibly also XML Encryption, by an invocation from a web page:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/16304/agsc-tpki-requirements-00.txt
> To my knowledge this is not the case. You have to use a Java
> applet, install CAPICOM, or something similar in order to perform
> signature or encryption operations in the browser environment.
> Could somebody ON THIS LIST (not off-list) verify (or not) this statement?
> Anders Rundgren
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