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From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 12:04:27 -0400
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-----Original Message-----
From: Ivan Herman [mailto:ivan@w3.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, 2005 July 12 10:58
To: W3C Advisory Committee
Cc: W3C Working Group Chairs; Philippe Le Hégaret; Liam Quin; Henry Thompson; Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM; Paul Grosso
Subject: xml:id is Proposed Recommendation (Call for Review)

Dear Advisory Committee representative,

W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the "xml:id Version 1.0"
to Proposed Recommendation:


Please review the specification and indicate whether you endorse it as a
W3C Recommendation or object to its advancement by completing the
following questionnaire:


The deadline for responses is:

  23:59, Boston time on 2005-08-26.

More information about the XML Core Working Group is available at:


Should this document become a W3C Recommendation, W3C plans to issue a
press release and may publish Member testimonials related to this

Outstanding dissent:

All but one of the issues raised against the Candidate Recommendation
version of this specification were resolved to the satisfaction of both
the Working Group and the commentator. The outstanding issue related to
a negative interaction between xml:id and (inclusive) XML
Canonicalization[1] in some cases. On the basis that the vast majority
of current usage in the relevant application areas is of Exclusive XML
Canonicalization[2], where there is no negative interaction with xml:id,
and that plans are now in place [3] for a revised version of (inclusive)
XML Canonicalization which will fix the problem, and mindful that the
need for the functionality provided by xml:id is widespread and endorsed
by the security community itself, the Director has decided to allow
xml:id to proceed to Proposed Recommendation despite this outstanding

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact
Henry S. Thompson <ht@w3.org>, XML Core Working Group Team Contact.

This Call for Review follows section 7.4.4 of the W3C Process Document:


Thank you for reviewing this Proposed Recommendation,

For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director,
Philippe le Hegaret, Architecture Domain Lead,
Liam Quin, XML Activity Lead, and
Henry S. Thompson, XML Core Working Group Team Contact;
Ivan Herman, W3C Communications

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xml-c14n-20010315
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/REC-xml-exc-c14n-20020718/
[3] http://www.w3.org/2005/02/xml-core-wg-charter.html#deliverables


Ivan Herman
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