MISMO has issued a Call for Comments on the latest draft of its XML Digital Signature I-Guide. Comments are due by April 25.
According to MISMO, the XML Signature Syntax and Processing specification is an XML syntax and processing model for digital signatures defined by the World Wide Web Consortium. XML digital signatures can be applied to any digital content, including text and XML. An XML signature may be applied to the content of one or more resources. An XML digital signature is commonly used to create a tamper-evident seal around an entire electronic resource, which invalidates any changes to any part of that resource after the XML digital signature has been applied.
In addition, the XML Signature Syntax and Processing specification also allows for using XPath filtering to selectively sign any portion of a resource while leaving other portions unsigned and open for changes. The MISMO V3 reference model enables use of XML digital signatures for creating tamper-evident electronic seals around the message and document elements. It also enables tamper-evident seals to be used in conjunction with stakeholder, witness and notary signatures represented in the signatory element of a document.
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