[xmlsec] namespace prefixes on Signature
aleksey at aleksey.com
Wed Feb 15 13:46:22 PST 2006
> First, it seems to me that xmlSecAddChild() should call
> xmlSearchNsByHref() rather than xmlSearchNs() particularly for the case
> of Signature and its child elements. The logic of xmlSearchNs() seems
> to dislike searching against a namespace with a prefix attached when a
> prefix is not provided on the call. I'm reluctant to add that to a
> patch since it could have unknown impact.
Yes, this is a very good idea! I believe it would solve this problem
quite nicely though it might be a little slower :)
> Second, the *easiest* patch for a namespace prefix is to create an
> xmlSecTmplSignatureCreateNs() function that has a prefix parameter and
> then have xmlSecTmplSignatureCreate() call that function with a NULL
> prefix value. Some don't like that style though. The only other
> alternative is to create a writable global string but that's a bit
> invasive too.
Sounds like xmlSearchNs() => xmlSearchNsByHref() change should do it
(assuming that user puts the namespace in the document by him/herself).
Though providing this helper function might be a good idea.
> Lastly, a recent post mentioned you prefer patches based upon cvs. I
> can't find mention of cvs on your site.
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