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Re: Problem in exclusive canonicalization? encoding underspecified

From: Carl Ellison <cme@jf.intel.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 11:59:50 -0700
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.20030630115950.0220f460@mailbox.jf.intel.com>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org, reagle@w3.org, Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org

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At 12:47 PM 6/30/2003 -0400, Martin Duerst wrote:
>2) what is 'visible'?
>
>The document says "namespace nodes that are not on the
>InclusiveNamespaces PrefixList are expressed only in start tags
>where they are visible and if they are not in effect from an output
>ancestor of that tag."
>The word 'visible' turns up only one more time, again not in a
>defining context. Readers probably can work out what 'visible' is
>supposed to mean from context and examples, but that's not how a
>spec should work, I guess.


I would love to know what that quoted paragraph means.  The various
times I've tried to read and understand it, it rolled off my mind
like water off a sheep's fur.  Can anyone translate?

 - Carl

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