[xmlsec] Encryption and namespace

Aleksey Sanin aleksey at aleksey.com
Fri May 7 10:38:09 PDT 2004

Opening a bug is a good idea :) Now I am not sure I understand what
kind of fix are you looking for. Will you mind to write it in the bug, 


xs04.jmdesp at free.fr wrote:
> Quoting Aleksey Sanin <aleksey at aleksey.com>:
>>>  is the decryptor required to perform "parsing" ? 
>>Not in the spec. One can dump the document and decrypted piece into
>>a string and then parse the whole document back. Not very fast
>>and not very efficient :(
>>>That's an implementation issue. Parsing a substring within a node
>>>could be a useful addition to libxml2 API, I'm not saying it's impossible
>>>but I try to understand the real scope of the problem, in order to get
>>>the right solution. There is more than just in-scope namespaces which are
>>>inherited from a document, like entities ...
>>Yes, you are right. It's much more. The general idea behind the spec is
>>that you get a piece of XML document and encrypt it, then someone
>>decrypts this piece and gets original XML document "as-is".
> I'm coming back about this. 
> I think it would be a good thing to open a bug in both xmlsec and libxml2 to
> keep track of this issue and of whether any progress is made toward a solution
> and give the number of the bugs on the xmlsec mailing-list.

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