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Draft #1 Publication Request: Last Call for C14N 1.1

From: Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 17:52:58 -0500
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Here is my first draft LC pub request for C14N 1.1.

Please review and comment, especially Henry and Glenn.

I picked Dec 20th at the publication date, and I recommend
Richard, Jose, Thomas, and Glenn all plan accordingly in their
drafts (though be prepared to change at the last minute
if necessary).

Glenn, I made some suggested Status text below, but feel 
free to alter is as necessary for pub rules or to suit
your needs.



Eventually-to: webreq@w3.org; timbl@w3.org; steve@w3.org
Eventually-cc: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org; chairs@w3.org;

The XML Core WG requests publication of 
  Canonical XML 1.1
available at
as a Last Call Working Draft.  

The URL cited above is for the most recent Member-only 
version of the specification as of 2006 December @@ but          @@@
dated 20 December 2006 in anticipation of that publication

That document is set up to be published by moving it into

The WG's decision to request publication as a Last Call 
Working Draft was taken during a WG telcon on 2006 December 6 
whose minutes may be found at

A pre-announcement was made to the chairs list at:


We ask webreq/comm to publish this on 20 December 2006.

We plan a long last call period so that some working groups
that we expect to be chartered in Q1 2007 will have some
time to review it.


Canonical XML 1.1

Canonical XML 1.1 is a revision to Canonical XML 1.0 to address issues 
raised while producing the xml:id specification.

Any XML document is part of a set of XML documents that are logically 
equivalent within an application context, but which vary in physical 
representation based on syntactic changes permitted by XML 1.0 [XML] 
and Namespaces in XML [Names]. This specification describes a method 
for generating a physical representation, the canonical form, of an 
XML document that accounts for the permissible changes. Except for 
limitations regarding a few unusual cases, if two documents have the 
same canonical form, then the two documents are logically equivalent 
within the given application context. Note that two documents may have 
differing canonical forms yet still be equivalent in a given context 
based on application-specific equivalence rules for which no generalized

XML specification could account.

Status of this document
This section describes the status of this document at 
the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede 
this document. A list of current W3C publications and the 
latest revision of this technical report can be found in 
the W3C technical reports index at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

This is a Last Call Working Draft for review by W3C Members 
and other interested parties. Publication as a Working Draft 
does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a 
draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by 
other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite 
this document as other than work in progress.

Public Last Call comments on this document are invited. 
Comments on this document are due by 30 April 2007, but
earlier comments are expressly solicited.  Comments should 
be sent to www-xml-canonicalization-comments@w3.org 
which is an automatically archived public email list.

This document has been produced by the W3C XML Core Working Group 
as part of the W3C XML Activity. The authors of this document are 
the members of the XML Core Working Group and invited experts from 
the Digital Signature community.

This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February
W3C Patent Policy. W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures

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actual knowledge of a patent which the individual believes contains 
Essential Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance with 
section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.

Paul Grosso and Norman Walsh, chairs of the XML Core WG. 
Received on Wednesday, 6 December 2006 22:54:22 UTC

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