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From: Jan Van den Bussche <vdbuss@luc.ac.be>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 04:05:04 +0200 (MET DST)
To: www-xml-canonicalization-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.OSF.3.96.990802035944.3911A-100000@ushi.luc.ac.be>
Dear XML Canonizers,

"To make canonical" has an English word, but it is not "canonicalization",
it is "canonization".  (An excerpt from Webster's is added below.)  

It's quite OK to invent a new word when no good English word
is already available.  But here there definitely is!

Best wishes for the canonization efforts!

--Jan Van den Bussche, University of Limburg, Belgium.

Main Entry: can∑on∑ize
Pronunciation: 'ka-n&-"nIz
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): can∑on∑ized /-"nIzd; in "Hamlet" usually k&-'nš-"nIzd/;
can∑on∑iz∑ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin canonizare, from Late Latin
canon catalog of saints,
from Latin, standard
Date: 14th century
1 : to declare (a deceased person) an officially recognized saint
2 : to make canonical
3 : to sanction by ecclesiastical authority
4 : to attribute authoritative sanction or approval to
5 : to treat as illustrious, preeminent, or sacred
- can∑on∑i∑za∑tion /"ka-n&-n&-'zA-sh&n/ noun 
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