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Canonicalization test suite

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 08:41:36 -0400
Message-ID: <43412700.6060707@metalab.unc.edu>
To: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
CC: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, mlong@mvsquared.net, Rich Salz <rsalz@datapower.com>

I've written an unofficial test suite for XML Canonicalization based on 
the W3C XML test suite. Basically I compared the outputs from 
canonicalizing the entire W3C well-formed test cases using different 
processors. This test suite has been informally passed around among 
implementers of different C14N engines for some time now. However it's 
not as formal as it should be, and I don't really have permission to 
republish the modified W3C suite in the form this test suite requires, 
though I doubt this really bothers  anyone.

Would the W3C be interested in taking this over, reviewing it, and 
republishing it as an official test suite for C14N? It's already 
uncovered a number of bugs in different implementations, and I think it 
would be useful to make it more easily available. There might well be 
problems in it, and other tests that are needed, but I think it could be 
a useful starting point.

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