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Re: *Major* problem with xml:id in canonical XML

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 12:24:32 -0500
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: public-xml-id@w3.org
Message-id: <87sm4ogl2n.fsf@nwalsh.com>
The XML Core WG discussed this issue at the 26 Jan telcon[1]
and concluded:

> ERH raised an issue with xml:id and canonicalization:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xml-id/2005Jan/0037
> Norm's forward to the XML Core list:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xml-core-wg/2005Jan/0049

We agree that the problem is a problem in the C14N spec.

The C14N spec is not currently being maintained by any WG,
so Henry suggests we pick it up to correct this "erratum".

ACTION to Paul:  Email the XML CG about this problem.

It was pointed out that no one can be using xml:id now, so
all we are invalidating are implementations, not documents.

Richard points out that xml:base already do not work properly
if it is assumed to inherit as specified in the C14N spec.

For the purposes of xml:id, all we can do is include a 
non-normative Note about this problem.

ACTION to Norm:  Add such a non-normative note.

                                        Be seeing you,

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xml-core-wg/2005Jan/0065.html

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