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Re: SOAP Message Canonicalization

From: Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 12:27:38 -0500
Cc: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>, dee3@torque.pothole.com, w3c-xml-protocol-wg@w3.org, Martin Gudgin <mgudgin@microsoft.com>, w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
To: Rich Salz <rsalz@datapower.com>
Message-Id: <D080DC6E-24C0-11D7-B25F-0003937568DC@sun.com>

On Friday, Jan 10, 2003, at 11:23 US/Eastern, Rich Salz wrote:

>> Would there be any value in specifying both a distinct transform and 
>> a canonicalization algorithm ? There would be very little extra work 
>> to do this (probably just defining a couple of extra URLs) and it 
>> might address the potential problems you describe below.
> I'm not sure this would be a good thing, as it would pretty much 
> require vendors to implement both.
A fair point, though assuming a vendor has already implemented the 
transform and exclusive c14n then implementing the combination should 
be pretty straightforward.

>   I prefer the URI, and suggesting including XSLT as a non-normative 
> appendix.  Advanced tricks like joseph mentioned (lookahead for common 
> XSLT transforms) can be ipmlemented by recognizing  the transform uri.
A non-normative appendix might be a good idea, will give it some 


Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Web Technologies and Standards, Sun Microsystems.
Received on Friday, 10 January 2003 12:27:18 UTC

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