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> Seairth Jacobs 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
> > theft?
> Shipping unencrypted sensitive information from anywhere to anywhere 
> over any medium whatsoever is egregiously stupid.  Fortunately, the 
> infrastructure is well-supplied with tools to support secure encrypted 
> transmission of anything from anywhere to anywhere; whether the anything 
> is XML or not is purely orthogonal.

Egads!  I'll probably get flamed for saying so, but I am absolutely astonished that Tim had to explain this.

I would have thought the silliness of the article transparent and unquestioned on this mailing list.

I guess you just never know...

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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