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Re: Transition Request: CR Request for C14N 1.1

From: Steve Bratt <steve@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 17:50:29 -0400
Message-ID: <466DC3A5.3000601@w3.org>
To: "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Cc: timbl@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org, webreq@w3.org, chairs@w3.org, w3t-comm@w3.org

Hi Paul,

Thanks for this.  Everything looks in good order.  We would need only a short call.  I could also do a "call" within the Team, if your time is short.  Let me know what you would like. I'm pretty free this Friday, and Monday afternoon ET.


On 6/11/2007 4:35 PM, Grosso, Paul wrote:
> The XML Core WG requests publication of 
>   Canonical XML 1.1
> available at
> http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/2007/05/CR-xml-c14n11-20070509.htm
> as a Candidate Recommendation.  
> The URL cited above is for the most recent Member-only 
> version of the specification as of 9 May 2006 but 
> dated 21 June 2007 in anticipation of publication then.  
> That file is set up to be published by moving it to
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-xml-c14n11-20070621.html  
> C14N 1.0 was published as a Recommendation on 15 March 2001 at
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xml-c14n-20010315.html
> The C14N 1.1 specification was published on 20 December 2006
> at http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-xml-c14n11-20061220/
> as a Last Call Specification.  
> The Last Call comments have been considered and resolved, 
> and a notification of the fact sent to every commenter.  
> The document being sent to CR contains the changes that 
> were made to accommodate these comments.
> There is a Disposition of Comments outlining the status at
> http://www.w3.org/XML/2007/05/c14n11-wd-doc.htm
> There are no outstanding objections to our resolution of
> comments.
> A review version showing the differences between C14N 1.0 is at
> http://www.w3.org/XML/2007/05/CR-xml-c14n11-20070509-diff.htm
> The WG's decision to request publication as a Candidate 
> Recommendation was taken during our telcon on 2007 May 23
> whose minutes may be found at
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xml-core-wg/2007May/0045
> We propose a publication date of 2007 June 21.   
> We propose that the CR period lasts from the date of publication
> until 30 September 2007. 
> The XML Core Working Group will advance the specification 
> to Proposed Recommendation when the following exit criteria 
> have been met:
>   * There are at least two interoperable implementations 
>     of the specification.
>   * A minimum of three months of the CR period must have elapsed.
> There is no preliminary Implementation Report.
> Canonical XML 1.1
> Abstract
> --------
> Canonical XML 1.1 is a revision to Canonical XML 1.0 to address 
> issues related to inheritance of attributes in the XML namespace 
> when canonicalizing document subsets, including the requirement 
> not to inherit xml:id, and to treat xml:base URI path processing 
> properly.
> 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.
> Canonical XML 1.1 is applicable to XML 1.0 and defined in terms of the 
> XPath 1.0 data model. It is not defined for XML 1.1.
> 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/.
> Publication as a Candidate Recommendation 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.
> Candidate Recommendation comments on this document are invited. 
> Comments on this document are due by 30 September 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. At this time, there is no implementation 
> report. A review version with differences between the 1.0 version 
> highlighted is available.
> 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
> 2004 
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> The English version of this specification is the only normative version.
> Paul Grosso and Norman Walsh, chairs of the XML Core WG. 

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