[xmlsec] Encrypting an XML fragment?

Aleksey Sanin aleksey at aleksey.com
Thu Aug 25 15:17:46 PDT 2005

Yeah, good catch! Let me think about this :)


Jacob Fugal wrote:
> I'm still tinkering away on trying to build up a limited C library
> with perl bindings of WSSE[1] functionality using xmlsec. Hopefully I
> can eventually expand and polish it for open release. Anyways, the
> problem I'm running up against is this: xmlSecEncCtxXmlEncrypt takes a
> pointer the the node for encryption as it's third argument[2] but
> there are times when I need to be able to encrypt a node list (XML
> fragment) rather than a single node. The XML Encryption spec allows
> this[3] (section 2.1.2). Is it possible to supply an XML fragment to
> xmlsec, or must I perform the serialization of the XML fragment to
> UTF-8 myself and then encrypt with xmlSecEncContextBinaryEncrypt?
> Thanks for any insights you may have.
> Jacob Fugal
> [1] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=wss
> [2] http://www.aleksey.com/xmlsec/api/xmlsec-xmlenc.html#XMLSECENCCTXXMLENCRYPT
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlenc-core/#sec-eg-Granularity
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