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Fwd: New Erratum E04 (Was: NFC)

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 16:00:10 -0500
Message-Id: <200203202100.QAA13619@tux.w3.org>
To: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org

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Subject: New Erratum E04 (Was: NFC)
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 15:44:53 -0500
From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
To: merlin <merlin@baltimore.ie>
Cc: xml-encryption@w3.org, duerst@w3.org

As a result of this thread, I've added an erratum to the xmldsig REC:

E04 2002-03-20 (Clarification)

6.5 Canonicalization Algorithms states for canonicalization with and
without comments, "The two algorithms below perform text normalization
during transcoding [NFC, NFC-Corrigendum]." While it is true the output of
these algorithms will be in NFC it is not because they do the normalization
themselves, but because "the XML processor used to prepare the XPath data
model input is required (by the Data Model) to use Normalization Form C
[NFC, NFC-Corrigendum] when converting an XML document to the UCS character
domain from any encoding that is not UCS-based..." [XML-C14N, 4.2 No
Character Model Normalization].



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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