Re: [jose] JWS Counter Signatures

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Fri, 23 November 2018 21:42 UTC

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> The problem set is described, here is a short version:
> - Keeping signed JSON in JSON format

But that is not a problem, just a preference.
(The cognitive dissonance of drowning in base64 also is a bit smaller with COSE.)

> - Enabling a consistent message structure regardless if messages are signed or not

That is an even more questionable preference.

> - Supporting signed JavaScript objects

I’m not sure I understand that.
(I know how to sign a JavaScript Object when represented in JSON.  What else do you want to do?)

Grüße, Carsten