OASIS“(Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit, international onsortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards… Founded in 1993, OASIS has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries. http://www.oasis-open.org” members have ratified their Digital Signature Services (DSS) as an organization standard. DSS:
defines an XML interface to process digital signatures for Web services and other applications, enabling the sharing of digital signature creation, verification and other associated services, without complex client software and configuration. [press release]
Those with an understanding of this as uncertain as mine might find their DSS FAQ helpful.
[via Deeth Williams Wall LLP E-TIPS]