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Re: 2.0 exclusions

From: Cantor, Scott E. <cantor.2@osu.edu>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 19:13:28 +0000
To: "Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com" <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>, "public-xmlsec@w3.org" <public-xmlsec@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C9BF905E.80E4%cantor.2@osu.edu>
On 4/4/11 3:07 PM, "Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com"
<Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com> wrote:
>We have the following statement in the 2.0 requirements:
>"Optionally from this set, exclude some subtrees (of element nodes) or
>exclude some attribute nodes. Can only exclude regular attributes, not
>attributes that are namespace declarations. TBD if xml: attributes can be
>We are silent on the TBD question in the 2.0 documents.

The exclusion syntax is XPath, right, so I guess it's a simple question:
can you articulate xml:lang, xml:id, etc. via XPath?

>It seems to me that it is application dependent on whether xml attributes
>can be excluded sensibly and that we remain silent on the subject, and
>remove "TBD if xml: attributes can be excluded" from the requirements

I think we should just answer the previous question, yea or nay.

-- Scott
Received on Monday, 4 April 2011 19:14:24 UTC

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