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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...
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DAML Reference - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/05/01/damlref.html
The Languages of the Semantic Web - http://www.newarchitectmag.com/documents/s=2453/new1020218556549/index.html
XML, The Model Driven Architecture, and RDF @ XML Europe - http://www.xmleurope.com/2002/kttrack.asp#themodel