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RE: Omission of the XML Version in C14N

From: John Boyer <jboyer@PureEdge.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 13:23:50 -0700
To: "John Cowan \(by way of \"Joseph M. Reagle Jr.\" <reagle@w3.org>\)" <jcowan@reutershealth.com>, "IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Rather than my repeating it, please see [1]


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[mailto:w3c-ietf-xmldsig-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of John Cowan (by way
of "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org>)
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 2:59 PM
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Subject: Re: Omission of the XML Version in C14N

[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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