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Subject: Re: [xri] Re: Comment signing (was RE: [xri] CANCELLED: XRI TC Telecon Thursday 12/03)

On Dec 3, 2009, at 11:27 AM, Scott Cantor wrote:

> Will Norris wrote on 2009-12-03:
>> fine by me.  Scott, would that just mean that we drop the #WithComments
>> canonicalization transform?
> If you're explicitly mentioning it, yes, it turns out that's irrelevant to
> the end result. The use of URI="#foo" as a reference syntax throws away all
> comment nodes up front before c14n ever happens.

Just to close the loop on this, I'm planning to modify section 5.3 (Canonicalization) to read:

> XRD implementations MUST use [Exclusive Canonicalization] without comments both in the ...

and then section 5.4 (Transforms) to read:

> Signatures in XRD documents MUST NOT contain transforms other than the enveloped signature transform (with the identifierhttp://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#enveloped-signature) or the exclusive canonicalization transform (with the identifier http://www.w3.org/2001/10/xml-exc-c14n#).

Does that cover us?


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