Forwarded from: "Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah" <rsladeat_private> BKXMLSCR.RVW 20021003 [Or you could let C4I.org get the credit from Amazon. - WK :) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0072193999/c4iorg ] "XML Security", Blake Dournaee, 2002, 0-07-219399-9, U$59.99 %A Blake Dournaee %C 300 Water Street, Whitby, Ontario L1N 9B6 %D 2002 %G 0-07-219399-9 %I McGraw-Hill Ryerson/Osborne %O U$59.99 800-565-5758 fax: 905-430-5020 %O http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0072193999/robsladesinterne %P 379 p. %T "XML Security" Chapter one is an outline of the book. The differences between symmetric and asymmetric cryptography are given in chapter two, which provides a good treatment of the basics, although there are odd additions of extraneous details. The XML primer, in chapter three, follows the all-too-common practice of describing syntax rather than function, but the explanation of document parts is useful. The syntax of XML digital signatures, and a brief mention of canonicalization, makes up chapter four. Part two of the introduction to signatures is in chapter five, which concentrates on canonicalization, but does not present this important concept clearly. Chapter six provides some examples, although neither the problems nor the solutions are defined well. The elements of XML encryption are listed in chapter seven. Chapter eight is a promotion for an RSA product. The elements of the XML key management specifications are given in chapter nine. While the syntax of various XML operations is provided properly, the book fails to provide the newcomer to the field with any understanding of the uses or limitations of the XML security provisions. copyright Robert M. Slade, 2002 BKXMLSCR.RVW 20021003 -- ====================== rsladeat_private rsladeat_private sladeat_private p1at_private Find book info victoria.tc.ca/techrev/ or sun.soci.niu.edu/~rslade/ Upcoming (ISC)^2 CISSP CBK review seminars (+1-888-333-4458): December 16, 2002 December 20, 2002 San Francisco, CA February 10, 2003 February 14, 2003 St. Louis, MO March 31, 2003 April 4, 2003 Indianapolis, IN - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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