Johannes Ernst, Master Simplifier: Really Simple XML Signatures

Johannes proposes a simplified approach to XML Signatures.

Actually, that’s how I thought it would work before I read that ‘XML Security’ book ;)

So, can anybody elaborate on why we can’t do that? I mean, apart from all the crap standards bodies: why not just do it, following the RSS example? The Atom guys can then spend the next few years telling us why we need a better namespace design.