[Serial] canonicalization

It seems useful for the XML output method to allow a canonical 
parameter which if true would cause the processor to emit canonical 
XML. This should not be required of processors, but should be 
allowed. (i.e. it's optional like indent).

The trickiest part is that this could conflict with other properties 
like indent and omit-xml-declaration. The processor could either 
signal an error if there was an explicit conflict, or recover by 
simply outputting canonical XML.  I prefer the latter solution.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)

Received on Saturday, 7 February 2004 23:25:53 UTC