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Phillip Hallam-Baker hallam at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 16:08:15 PDT 2012

No, it is not quite what they do.

The difference is whether the signed document validates against the
document schema or not. XML Signature does not allow you to take a random
XML document, add a signature inside it and still have a valid document
according to the original schema, that is only the case if the original
schema anticipates use of XML Signature.

In other words, you have to think about this at the planning stage, it is
not something you can add in after the fact without any changes.

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 4:16 PM, Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth at adobe.com>wrote:

> *>*What I am thinking of here is that the XML could simply have an
> element <signatures> somewhere in the document which would be the place >where
> the signatures would be dumped. That would greatly simplify signature
> processing as it would make it easy to distinguish the signature scope >from
> the signatures themselves. ****
> >** **
> Which is pretty much what the W3C XML DigSig (<
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core/>) standard and it’s European brother
> XAdES (<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XAdES>) do…so let’s use them instead
> of reinventing the wheel J.****
> Leonard****

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