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Suggested renaming of RDF canonicalization spec

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 12:52:12 -0400
Message-ID: <5564A4BC.9040807@dbooth.org>
To: public-credentials@w3.org
At present the draft at
http://json-ld.github.io/normalization/spec/index.html
usually uses the term "normalization" instead of "canonicalization", 
particularly in the title.  I think it would be clearer if we changed 
the spec throughout to use the term "canonicalization" instead, because 
"canonicalization" is more specific and more commonly used for this concept.

As a data point, the wikipedia entry for "normalization" lists *21* 
different senses of the term:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normalization
In contrast, the wikipedia entry for "canonicalization" has only one -- 
the one we want:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canonicalization

Thanks,
David Booth
Received on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 16:52:40 UTC

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