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Re: [xml-dev] md5sum / sha1sum for XML?

On Fri, 2006-07-14 at 13:21 -0400, Mitch Amiano wrote:
> https lets you send the data within a stream of packets of encrypted data.
> The signature gives you confidence that an unencrypted packet of data 
> hasn't been altered.
> To take a document and encrypt it, so it is unreadable without 
> decrypting, you could use encryption software such as GNU Privacy Guard 
> or an API's crypt function.

Would this be prior to or after 'signing' it?
If xml-sig is an analogy of an sha1sum, surely after?

I guess a 'standard' crypt library is good enough for data protection
act, due care etc;
though I do need one for a Java client and Microsoft server (which
doesn't make
for an easy life :-)



Dave Pawson
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