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5/30/2002 4:28:05 PM, "Seairth Jacobs" <seairth@seairth.com> wrote:

>Okay, maybe I am slow to see what's wrong here, but I don't see what's wrong
>here.  I have questions about the security solution presented, but isn't the
>problem itself legitimate?  If it isn't, would someone be kind enough to
>educate me why a self-describing data file is not an easier target for data

Well ... the headline is pretty misleading, and the self-serving quotes from a single vendor
indicate a bit of laziness on the part of the author.  More substantively,
the gist of it seems to be that XML makes "security through obscurity" harder to
achieve.  I am no security expert, but I thought that "security through obscurity" was a
total loser in the first place. At worst, XML merely slaps people in the face and 
says "Deal with it, don't pretend that no one can figure out your unencrypted


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