W3C XML Encryption WG

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Mission | Drafts and Code | The Chair | Meetings and Calls | Background Reading
Charter | Older Drafts | Participants | Contributor Policies | Patent Disclosures | W3C Activity Statement
Joseph Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
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Recent Work

Mission Statement

The mission of this Working Group (WG) is to develop a process for encrypting/decrypting digital content (including XML documents and portions thereof) and an XML syntax used to represent the (1) encrypted content and (2) information that enables an intended recipient to decrypt it.. Please see the Charter for further information on the constitution of this WG. This WG does not address broader XML security issues including XML Signature, authentication, and authorization. This WG has successfully advanced all chartered deliverables to their final state and the charter has expired; presently the mailing list may be used to ask questions about the specifications or interop report.

If you want to join, or are new to the Working Group you should understand how to contribute, how to work with the chair, when the next meeting is, and catch up on some background reading. Otherwise, just start participating on the list!

If you are interested in a light-weight introduction to XML Encryption, you may want to review the primer background reading.

Current Deliverables

XML Encryption Requirements
XML Encryption Syntax and Processing (interop)
Decryption Transform for XML Signature
Additional XML Security URIs (Informational):
application/xenc+xml Media Type Registration

See previous deliverables for proposals and previous drafts, and interoperability matrices and histories if applicable.

Public Code & Toolkits

The code below is not normative. It is provided for illustration and reference only.


Tools and SDKs


Meetings and Teleconferences

Minutes are generally produced in accordance with IETF Minute Policy. The important things to capture are open issues, proposals and their benefits/detriments, polls, resolution, and resulting action items.

Face-to-Face Announce and Minutes

Telecon Minutes

Optional teleconferences happen every other week (or week depending on schedule) on Mondays at 1PM EST. See the archive for the latest teleconference announcement. Minutes are posted to the list; WG members are obligated to review, correct, or counter any proposals or consensus achieved on the call on the list.

Chair Responsibilities

Any technical question, proposal, or discussion must be distributed to the list. An email to a Chair that does not include the list in the distribution may be considered private correspondence and might not be added to the agenda for WG consideration; we need public records of proposals, consideration, and re-consideration as we move forward in achieving a group consensus.


Primers and Guides

Required Technical Reading

Optional Technical Reading

Process Reading

Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>

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