[xmlsec] XPATH and Visa 3D-secure specification

Rich Salz rsalz at datapower.com
Thu Sep 25 08:22:51 PDT 2003

> <PARes id="ABC/D+">
> ....
> </PARes><Signature xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#">
> ....
> <Reference URI="#ABC/D+">

This is not conformant with the XML DSIG spec and XPath has nothing to 
do with it.  See sections and; in particular, the final 
example in and the following quote from the start of
      In a fragment URI, the characters are the number sign
      ('#') character conform to the XPointer syntax.

If you follow the link in the XML DSIG spec, you are redirected to a 
newer W3C document, (the XPointer framework) which explains that this 
must refer to an XML ID.

Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
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