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Last Call: Exclusive Canonical XML

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 14:01:22 -0500
To: dsig <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20011120190123.87A221633@policy.w3.org>



   Canonical XML [XML-C14N] recommends a standard means of serializing
   XML that, when applied to a subdocument, includes its namespace and
   some other XML context. However, for many applications, it is
   desirable to have a method which, to the extent practical, excludes
   such context from a canonicalized subdocument. In particular, where a
   digital signature over an XML subdocument is needed which will not
   break when that subdocument is removed from its original document
   and/or inserted into a different context. The Exclusive XML
   Canonicalization method described herein provides such a method.

Status of this document

   This is the first official publication and Last Call for the
   "Exclusive XML Canonicalization" Working Draft from the IETF/W3C XML
   Signature Working Group (Activity Statement). This version satisfies
   the Working Groups requirement to exclude ancestor context from the
   canonicalized form of a subset of an XML document. This specification
   is an alternative to behaviour of the Canonical XML Recommendation; it
   is based on an implementation; the Working Group expects to move
   through last call and towards Recommendation quickly. The last call
   period is in 3 weeks, ending on 11 December 2001.


Joseph Reagle Jr.                 http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
W3C Policy Analyst                mailto:reagle@w3.org
IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/Signature/
W3C XML Encryption Chair          http://www.w3.org/Encryption/2001/
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