Re: [saag] Fwd: [widgets] New WD of Widgets 1.0: Digital Signatures spec published on March 31

Ben Laurie <benl@google.com> Mon, 06 April 2009 13:07 UTC

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Subject: Re: [saag] Fwd: [widgets] New WD of Widgets 1.0: Digital Signatures spec published on March 31
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2009/4/2 Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>rg>:
> FYI.
> Note that the document is referencing an upcoming version of XML Signature,
> which is currently in Working Draft status.
> There is an expectation that this profile (not the base spec) might undergo
> a W3C last call relatively soon, so this would be a good time to review the
> specification.

I find it pretty annoying that signing widgets is described as a
"trust and quality assurance mechanism".

> --
> Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
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> Begin forwarded message:
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> From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
> Date: 2 April 2009 18:21:19 GMT+02:00
> To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
> Subject: [widgets] New WD of Widgets 1.0: Digital Signatures spec published
> on March 31
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> <http://www.w3.org/mid/120077F4-0B65-4032-B5A2-FA8FA1330695@nokia.com>
> On March 31 a new WD of the Widgets 1.0 Digital Signature spec was published
> and announced on the W3C's home page:
>
> [[
> 2009-03-31: The Web Applications Working Group has published a Working Draft
> of Widgets 1.0: Digital Signatures. This document defines a profile of the
> XML Signature Syntax and Processing 1.1 specification to allow a widget
> package to be digitally signed. Widget authors and distributors can
> digitally sign widgets as a trust and quality assurance mechanism. Prior to
> instantiation, a user agent can use the digital signature to verify the
> integrity of the widget package and perform source authentication. This
> document specifies conformance requirements on both widget packages and user
> agents.
> ]]
>
> Please review this new WD as soon as possible, preferably within the next
> two weeks:
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> <http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-widgets-digsig-20090331/>
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> -Regards, Art Barstow
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