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Re: [fwd] xml canonicalization - proposition - elimination of element name from end tag (from: amolspatil@gmail.com)

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:48:09 +0200
To: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
Cc: public-xmlsec@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080827144808.GX159@iCoaster.does-not-exist.org>

On 2008-08-27 10:44:08 -0400, Frederick Hirsch wrote:

> Isn't the answer here that XML needs to remained well-formed, so no?

If the output of Canonicalization needs to be well-formed XML, then
the answer to the comment is indeed "no".  If the requirement is
relaxed, then the answer is probably "maybe".

> regards, Frederick
>
> Frederick Hirsch
> Nokia
>
>
>
> On Aug 15, 2008, at 7:36 AM, ext Thomas Roessler wrote:
>
>>
>> fyi, this came in as a comment on Canonical XML.
>>
>> FWIW, I'll make sure that public-xmlsec-comments gets subscribed to
>> the comment mailing lists for all the specs that we are chartered to
>> deal with, to make it easier to follow them all.
>>
>> Regards,
>> -- Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
>>
>>
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>> ----- Forwarded message from Amol Patil <amolspatil@gmail.com> -----
>>
>> From: Amol Patil <amolspatil@gmail.com>
>> To: www-xml-canonicalization-comments@w3.org
>> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:14:06 +0100
>> Subject: xml canonicalization - proposition - elimination of element 
>> name from end tag
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>> Can xml canonicalization further be extended to eliminate the need of 
>> the
>> name of the element in end tag / make it optional?
>>
>> Objective here is to reduce the size of overall xml content
>>
>> E.g.
>> <RootElement>
>> <FirstChildElement>
>> <FirstChildOfFirstChildElement></>
>> <SecondChildOfFirstChildElement></>
>> </>
>> <SecondChildElement></>
>> </>
>>
>> There is a slight loss of readability here at the gain of reduced  
>> content
>> size.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> ----- End forwarded message -----
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Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 14:48:45 GMT

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