Re: Not for Lurkers

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sat Nov 29 2003 - 14:35:04 CST


I think most people here would agree with this. Please keep in mind the
difference between the demo and the production system. The sample I gave
was for the demo. I think the general conclusion we came to was that
writing an XML Schema was not necessary at this stage.

We had some discussion about this in mid-Sept. I dug up the XML Schema from
the OASIS website. Probably, you should have a look at that. We don't have
to follow OASIS exactly, but we need to be aware of what they are doing/have

I'm not finding that at the moment but I suggest you do some research on

Alan D.

> While sample XML is nice, we need to write an XML Schema that reflects
> all of the possible data structures. We should also be using digital
> signatures to sign the data, so that not only is the data recorded, but
> can be verified that it was generated where and when the ballot
> indicates.
> Mason
> On Nov 28, 2003, at 8:15 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:
> > Thanks, Mason. Nice to hear from you. You might want to have a look
> > at
> > what we have for the the ballot image.
> >
> >
> >
> > Karl has already mentioned that we should probably indicate something
> > about
> > the source (Voting machine or barcode, for example). I tend to agree.
> > We
> > may add that for the demo, but I'm not sure how many other changes we
> > can
> > have for the demo. Any other changes would need to be decided upon
> > very
> > soon. The format for the production system will be different still
> > and you
> > might want to start thinking about that.
> >
> > Alan D.
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