[jdom-interest] XML Signature

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Sep 17 15:52:51 PDT 2004

Per Norrman wrote:

> I aware of that and I've used it a few times, btw. However, the problem
> here is the heavy use of XPath in XML Signature. Some of the transforms
> tend to be quite 'esoteric'. And since there is an XPath function, id(),
> which we cannot support (unless we provide custom Document, Element and
> SAXBuilder classes,  plus custom Saxon or Jaxen JDOM wrappers), there is
> a chance/risk that a JDOM XML Signature will fail on validation.

Why do you think you can't support this? JDOM provides access to 
attribute type information, so you can tell which attributes are IDs.

Elliotte Rusty Harold
elharo at metalab.unc.edu

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