Disclaimer don't get the wrong idea about what you've found here

What appears below are my personal notes I wish were part of my long-term memory but don't always seem to fit. I strive for accuracy and clarity and appreciate feedback. If applying any of this information anywhere, confirm for youself the correctness of your work as what you see below might very well be, albeit unintentionally, incorrect or misleading. These notes are here as an easy reference for myself.

Information worthy of a more formal presentation will appear elsewhere than this "Scratch" area. - ksb

KSB's XML Digital Signature Notes

Detached, Enveloping and Enveloped Signatures

I think I've finally gotten these straight in my head now. The terms: "detached", "enveloping" and "enveloped" describe the relationship of the signed data with the signature element. The URI attribute of the reference tag points to the location of the signed data.


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Last Modified: Monday, 25-Feb-2013 16:57:57 PST