Subject: Re: encryption
Date: Mon Apr 23 2001 - 17:55:32 CDT
What about XML Encription [ http://www.w3.org/Encryption/2001/ ] and XML Signature [ http://www.w3.org/Signature/ ]?
Besides, we don't have to cipher anything, just link with a ciphering program, such as gpg. All our code had to do is look at the xml file, choose the right parameters and send the content of a tag to a decipher program/library.
On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 12:39:27PM -0700, WJCarpenter wrote:
> tomas> as a patch, when I have the time. I think the best solution
> tomas> would be to create a separate file type, where everything
> tomas> between the <abiword> tags would be encrypted; it could be
> tomas> called ebw, abwe, or something like that. If anyone would like
> If that's the case, why have the <abiword> tags at all wrapping the
> encrypted stuff? I don't see the value of it.
> There are plenty of "whole file" encryptors in the world, including
> some that are pretty good at self-description (e.g., you feed PGP blob
> to PGP, and it works out the keys and algorithms and whatnot). Just
> use one of them to decrypt the file into a .ABW or .ZABW file and open
> it the usual way. (A disadvantage to this scheme is that it makes a
> file system copy of the cleartext, but I have my doubts that an
> AbiWord-native crypto implementation would be free of such
> bill@carpenter.ORG (WJCarpenter) PGP 0x91865119
> 38 95 1B 69 C9 C6 3D 25 73 46 32 04 69 D6 ED F3
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