[whatwg] Browser Signature Standards Proposal

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Wed Nov 1 00:29:26 PST 2006

On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 14:22:15 +0600, Channy Yun <channy at gmail.com> wrote:

>> What benefit does this provide over simply using HTTPS with a client-side
>> certificate?

> Using HTTPS with a client-side certificate doesn't support digital
> signature.The digital signature is same with the signing or stamp of
> contract in real world. Many governments encourage to add digital
> signature to transactional data (form data). It legally assures data
> and transactions signed(added digital signature) by user's
> certificates.

The purpose of a digital signature is to certify that the data submitted by the client were not forged by an attacker. HTTPS with a client-side certificate ensures the same.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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