Re: encryption?

Subject: Re: encryption?
From: Dom Lachowicz (
Date: Mon Apr 16 2001 - 16:19:38 CDT

>Does abiword have a facility for convenient handling of encrypted

We don't do encrypted docs yet, but it probably wouldn't be too hard to do.

>If not, is there a single place in the code through which all bytes of a
>document pass as they are read from disk?

Not exactly, but there is something close to that, on both import and
export. For export, everything ultimately passes through some variation of
IE_Exp::write() except for some special binary formats (word, psion). So
encrypted ABW wouldn't be hard to do.

For import, it'd involve a lot more work - you might just want to try
encrypting the text or something - that'd be easy. Either that, or hook up
encryption to the expat or libxml2 XML parsing engines.


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