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2007-08-06 13:55:13

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 Title     : CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures (CAdES)
 Author(s) : J. Ross, et al.
 Filename  : draft-ietf-smime-cades-03.txt
 Pages     : 132
 Date      : 2007-8-6

This document obsoletes RFC 3126.       

This document defines the format of an electronic signature that can remain
valid over long periods.  This includes evidence as to its validity even if
the signer or verifying party later attempts to deny (i.e., repudiates the
validity of the signature). 

The format can be considered as an extension to RFC 3852 [4] and RFC 2634
[5], where, when appropriate additional signed and unsigned attributes have
been defined.  

The contents of this Informational RFC amounts to a transposition of the
ETSI TS 101 733 V.1.6.3 (CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures - CAdES)
[TS101733] and is technically equivalent to it.

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