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Subject: New W3C XML Security Specifications
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:10:04 -0500
From: Sean Mullan <>

The W3C XML Security Working Group has just released 7 first public working
drafts of new XML Signature and Encryption specifications. Please try to review them and send any comments you have to the XML Security working group. These
drafts include revisions to XML Signature and Encryption to support new
algorithms, a new document proposing simplifications to the XML Signature
Transform model to enhance performance and security, and several other new

Here is the announcement from the W3C Working Group chair:

The W3C XML Security Working Group [1] has published [2] First Public Working Drafts related to XML Security and requests feedback on these documents. Comment
may be sent to the list .  If possible please
indicate the document in the subject line.

(1) XML Signature Syntax and Processing Version 1.1

(2) XML Encryption Syntax and Processing Version 1.1

(3) XML Signature Transform Simplification: Requirements and Design

(4) XML Security Use Cases and Requirements

(5) XML Security Derived Keys

(6) XML Signature Properties

(7) XML Security Algorithm Cross-Reference

The Working Group has also published an updated working draft of XML Signature
Best Practices:

(8) XML Signature Best Practices

The Working Group would appreciate review of these documents, with special
attention to the algorithms listed in XML Signature 1.1 and XML Encryption 1.1, the proposed 2.0 changes in the Transform Simplification document and Use Cases
and Requirements. Again, comment may be sent to the list .

Thank you

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
Chair XML Security WG



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