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

From: Gregor Karlinger <gregor.karlinger@iaik.at>
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000 10:15:37 +0200
To: "John Boyer" <jboyer@PureEdge.com>, <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Cc: "TAMURA Kent" <kent@trl.ibm.co.jp>
Message-ID: <NDBBIMACDKCOPBLEJCCDGENECFAA.gregor.karlinger@iaik.at>
Hi John,
> 3) Whitespace Text node descendants of the root.  The toolsets' 
> elimination
> of this whitespace would seem to be in contradiction of section 
> 2.10 of the
> XML spec.  However, the point is moot since the problem can be 
> solved by the
> same idea as #2 above.  The XPath expression to opt out of this is given.
> Therefore, if your particular XML processsor can't support their 
> inclusion,
> then set up your application context such that it is clear that you are
> using something with behavior that is equivalent to the XPath expression
> provided.

Since neither the XML Infoset [1] nor the XPath data model [2] allow text
children in the root element, I don't see a good foundation for your 
interpretation of [3]. 

Regards, Gregor
Gregor Karlinger
Phone +43 316 873 5541
Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications
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