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Secure XML: The New Syntax for Signatures and Encryption by Kitty Niles, Donald E. Eastlake

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1.4. Work in Progress

Work has been done and continues to progress on higher-level structures built on XML Security. The following efforts are covered in this book:

  • The XML Key Management Specification [XKMS] is the focus of a W3C working group [XKMS WG]. An overview of version 1.0 appears in Chapter 14.

  • “Advanced” XML Signatures [XAdES], which meet certain government directives for trust, are under development in [ETSI]. An overview of a draft appears in Chapter 12.

  • The Decryption Transform for XML Signature [Decrypt] is currently a W3C Working Draft in the XML Encryption Working Group [XMLENC WG]; it is covered in Chapter 16. (It is designed to help a signature verifier figure out which parts of the signed data were encrypted before and after ...

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