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Re: Followup on I18N Last Call comments and disposition

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 18:02:32 -0400
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To: "Martin J. Duerst" <duerst@w3.org>, "Donald Eastlake" <dee3@torque.pothole.com>, <lde008@dma.isg.mot.com>
Cc: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Don, on the following point, could you provide some clarity?

Does the text [1], "Thus, to interoperate between different XML
implementations, the following syntax constraints MUST be observed" mean
ONLY when a DTD/schema is not present, or any XML content being signed can
never have attribute values? (I assume not).

And with respect to the text, "2. all entity references (except "amp", "lt",
"gt", "apos", "quot", and other character entities not representable in the
encoding chosen) be expanded" How would you respond to Martin's comment? I
think the point was to say these things don't vary as they are defined by
the doctype and convention, so that's why we don't mind if people use them
in their non-expanded form: &amp; = &#38;

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-xmldsig-core-20000711/#sec-XML-1

At 15:44 6/27/00 -0400, Joseph M. Reagle Jr. wrote:
 > >7.1, second list, point 2: 'except... and other character entities
 > >not representable...': This may be wrongly understood to mean that
 > >e.g. &eacute; in a HTML document shouldn't be expanded if
 > >the encoding is US-ASCII. This is of course wrong, &eacute;
 > >should in this case be changed to the appropriate numeric
 > >character reference (and the spec may have to say whether
 > >these should be decimal or hex,...).

Joseph Reagle Jr.   
W3C Policy Analyst                mailto:reagle@w3.org
IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
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