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C14N11 Issue and proposal: Clarify relationship of C14N11 to xml 1.1 and Xpath 2.0

From: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 22:05:55 -0400
Message-Id: <F7DB45CE-060A-4F78-AE5F-04DEE4EDB2EA@nokia.com>
Cc: Hirsch Frederick <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
To: XMLSec <public-xmlsec-maintwg@w3.org>

Issue: It is not clear in the C14N11 specification [1] that it is  
only applicable to XML 1.0 and not XML 1.1 since it is not explicitly  
stated.

Rationale:
Undeclaration of namespace declarations in XML 1.1 can lead to  
unexpected processing errors in C14N11. Detailed example is provided  
in Konrad's slides.

Proposal: Add explicit statement to C14N11 to the abstract text and  
also the introduction text:

"C14N11 is only applicable to XML 1.0 and XPath 1.0 and is not  
applicable to XML 1.1 and XPath 2.0."

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch
Nokia

[1] <http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-c14n11/>
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