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Comment on Canonical XML draft of 2000-06-01, clause A.3

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 11:25:00 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <39368022.E4C7D7DA@reutershealth.com>
To: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
The reason for requiring "&gt;" rather than simple ">" in previous
drafts of Canonical XML is that the sequence "]]>" is not well-formed
when used in character content.  As written, the document

<foo>]]&gt;</foo>

will canonicalize as

<foo>]]></foo>

which is not well-formed.  See XML Recommendation clause 2.4, third
paragraph, last sentence, and note the modal verb "must".

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