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Re: Exclusive Canonicalization and XML Canonicalization 1.1

From: Konrad Lanz <Konrad.Lanz@iaik.tugraz.at>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 18:18:31 +0200
Message-ID: <4693B157.6030400@iaik.tugraz.at>
To: XMLSec <public-xmlsec-maintwg@w3.org>
Dear Ed, Thomas and all

I had an email discussions about this with Thomas around 14th December
2006 and there has been a posting on this topic to xml core ...

Ed Simon wrote:
> Exclusive Canonicalization references XML Canonicalization 1.0, not XML
> Canonicalization 1.1, right? Is there a revised Exclusive Canonicalization
> spec in progress? Is this an issue for the XML Security Maintenance WG?

As the discussion was held in German I give here a translation:

Thomas wrote on the 14th of December 2006 :
> Thomas wrote on the 13th of December 2006: 
> > Exclusive Canonicalization is in scope of XML Core.  If I'm
> > not mistaken, the needed changes are, (a) change the 
> > Reference to the newer version of Canonical XML (b)
> > introduce a new URI for the revised Version.
>
> Taking a closer look at the Exclusive-Spec shows, that the result of
> an Exclusive Canonicalization is not changed by the changes from C14N
> 1.0 to C14N 1.1 .
>
> Do we miss something here?

I replied in German ...

Thomas replied to this on the 14th of December 2006 :
> Would you write this up in English and explain this on the XML Core List

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xml-core-wg/2006Dec/0043

> My immediate reaction is that the current behavior is possibly
> not nice, but not necessarily wrong --
> anyhow it is not on the same urgency level as
> xml:id and C14N 1.1.


kind regards
Konrad

Original in German:
Thomas wrote on the 14th of December 2006 :
> Thomas wrote on the 13th of December 2006: 
>   
> > Exclusive Canonicalization ist für XML Core in scope.  Wenn ich
> > das richtig sehe, bestehen die nötigen Änderungen darin, (a) den
> > Verweis auf Canonical XML auf die neue Version zu ändern und (b)
> > eine neue URI für eine revidierte Version einzuführen.
>   
>
> Ein genauerer Blick auf die Exclusive-Spec zeigt, daß das Resultat
> einer Exklusiven Kanonikalisierung sich durch eine Änderung von C14N
> 1.0 auf C14N 1.1 nicht zu ändern scheint.
>
> Übersehen wir da etwas?

Thomas replied to this on the 14th of December 2006 :
> Magst Du das auf Englisch aufschreiben und auf der XML Core Liste
> erklären?

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xml-core-wg/2006Dec/0043

> Meine unmittelbare Reaktion ist, daß das jetzige Verhalten zwar
> möglicherweise unschön, aber nicht notwendigerweise falsch ist --
> jedenfalls ist es nicht auf der gleichen Dringlichkeitsstufe wie
> xml:id und C14N 1.1.


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