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From Christian Geuer-Pollmann <geuer-pollm...@nue.et-inf.uni-siegen.de>
Subject Re: Canonical XML
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2001 18:15:46 GMT
Hi Ted,

--On Dienstag, 31. Juli 2001 11:07 -0700 Ted Leung <twleung@sauria.com> 

> [I'm redirecting this again to general, since this is a proposal for a
> code contribution and possibly a project creation]
> I personally would be interested in seeing this happen.  Your initial note
> in general indicated that you thought that Xalan would  be the best place 
> this.
> I'd like to see some discussion of where the best home is for this
> implementation.
> Should this get folded into Xerces or Xalan or commons, or should we
> create a new subproject

Well, I'm not sure what's the best place for something like this. With 
"Canonical XML", "XML Signature" and "XML Encryption", we have three 
standards that are related to XML and Security/Cryptography. This means 
that they _use_ Xalan and Xerces, but the do not extend them. For instance, 
my "Canonical XML" makes heavy use of the org.apache.xpath package, but it 
does not extend it... So it could be interesting to use some package 
namespace like org.apache.security or org.apache.xml.security for things 
like this.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christian Geuer-Pollmann" <geuer-pollmann@nue.et-inf.uni-siegen.de>
> Subject: Canonical XML
>> I've written a complete implementation of Canonical XML [1] and I'm
> working
>> on an implementation of XML Signature [2]. My canonicalizer [3] is based
> on
>> Apache Xerces and Xalan2, written in JAVA and performs all tests from the
>> spec [1]. The software includes JUnit tests to ensure functionality and
> has
>> some small sample programs to see how it works.
>> Is there any interest by the Apache XML Group to incorporate this
>> software into e.g. an org.apache.security package?
>> Would be nice to hear from you,
>> Best regards, Christian
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xml-c14n-20010315
>> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core/
>> [3] http://www.xmlsecurity.org/
>> PS: I asked general@xml.apache.org, but there was no response from the
>> list....

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