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Re: Omission of the XML Version in C14N

From: by way of <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 14:59:28 -0700
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[reagle: i just noticed that this hadn't made it through the spam/cross-post

muraw3c@attglobal.net wrote:
> Canonicalized documents do not contain XML declarations.
> Is this OK?

I believe c14n should preserve the version.
> First, XML should allow some of the newly-introducedcharacters of
> Unicode 3.0 as name characters.  If we introduce them in V1.1 of XML,
> validity (e.g., NMTOKEN) of an XML document will be dependent on the
> XML version.

Indeed, WFness may depend on it, if a new character appears in an
attribute or element name.


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