Design II

Design I Table-of-Contents Design III

Principles and Scope

  1. An XML-Signature can apply to a part or totality of an XML document.  [Charter, Brown]
  2. More than one signature may exist over any resource.[Charter, Brown]
  3. A key use of XML Signatures will be detached Web signatures. In conjunction with XML facilities (including packaging) signatures may be embedded within or encapsulate XML or encoded content. [Charter]
  4. The Signature syntax specification will not specify methods of serialization or canonicalization. XML content is normalized by specifying an appropriate content C14N (canonicalization) algorithm [DOMHASH, C14N]; applications are expected to normalize application specific semantics prior to handing data to a XML-Signature application. [Charter]
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Joseph Reagle, XML Signature Co-Chair

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