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Transition announcement: First Public Working Draft of C14N 1.1 and two WG Notes

From: Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 12:14:04 -0400
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The XML Core WG announces the initial publication of 
the following three C14N related documents and welcomes
review from all interested parties:

Known Issues with Canonical XML 1.0 (C14N/1.0)
W3C Working Draft 15 September 2006

This version:
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-C14N-issues-20060915/
Latest version:
     http://www.w3.org/TR/C14N-issues/

[This will become a WG Note.]
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Using XML Digital Signatures in the 2006 XML Environment
W3C Working Draft 15 September 2006

This version:
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-DSig-usage-20060915/
Latest version:
     http://www.w3.org/TR/DSig-usage/

[This will become a WG Note.]

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Canonical XML1.1
W3C Working Draft 15 September 2006

This version:
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-xml-c14n11-20060915
Latest version:
     http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-c14n11

[This is a Recommendation-track specification.]

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The document abstracts and status sections are as follows:

WG Note: Known Issues with Canonical XML 1.0 (C14N/1.0)
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Abstract
--------
This technical note addresses some of the issues related
to inheritance of the XML attributes xml:base and xml:id 
and the W3C Recommendation for Canonical XML Version 1.0 
[C14N10] (Errata). Shortcomings of C14N/1.0 are noted out 
and the use of a new C14N/1.1 recommendation with the XML 
Digital Signature 1.0 Recommendation [XMLDSIG] is discussed. 

Status
------
This section describes the status of this document at the 
time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this 
document. A list of current W3C publications and the latest 
revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C 
technical reports index at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

This is the W3C First Public Working Draft of "Known Issues 
with Canonical XML 1.0 (C14N/1.0)", produced by the XML Core 
Working Group, as part of the XML Activity. A companion note, 
"XML Digital Signatures in the 2006 XML Environment" [XMLDSIG2006], 
describes in further detail how a revised canonicalization 
algorithm (C14N/1.1 or other) may be used with the current 
XML-SIG/1.0 Specification.

Once all the comments about this document will have been 
addressed, the Working Group intends to publish a final 
version of this document as a W3C Working Group Note.

Please send comments related to this document to 
www-xml-canonicalization-comments@w3.org (public archive).

Publication as a Working Draft does not imply endorsement 
by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be 
updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any 
time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other 
than work in progress.

This document was produced by a group operating under the 
5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy. This document is informative 
only. W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures 
made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that 
page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent. An 
individual who has actual knowledge of a patent which the 
individual believes contains Essential Claim(s) must disclose 
the information in accordance with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.

WG Note: Using XML Digital Signatures in the 2006 XML Environment
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Abstract
--------
This technical note describes how to use the XML Digital 
Signature Recommendation [XMLDSIG] in a way consistent with 
the present (fall 2006) XML environment. In particular, this 
note takes into account the recent xml:id Version 1.0 [XMLID] 
and Canonical XML Version 1.1 [C14N11] Recommendations.

This note suggests constraints on the use of XML Signature, 
and relies on extension points present in the XML Digital 
Signature Recommendation. This note does not override any 
aspect of that Recommendation.

Status
------
This section describes the status of this document at the time 
of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. 
A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this 
technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index 
at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

This is the W3C First Public Working Draft of "XML Signatures in 
the 2006 XML Environment", produced by the XML Core Working Group, 
as part of the XML Activity. A companion note, "Known Issues with 
Canonical XML 1.0 (C14N/1.0)" [C14NNOTE], discusses in detail some 
of the issues related to the inheritance of certain XML attributes 
and the Canonical XML Recommendation 1.0 [C14N10]. 

Once all the comments about this document will have been addressed, 
the Working Group intends to publish a final version of this document 
as a W3C Working Group Note.

Please send comments related to this document to 
www-xml-canonicalization-comments@w3.org (public archive).

Publication as a Working Draft does not imply endorsement by the 
W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced 
or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to 
cite this document as other than work in progress.

This document was produced by a group operating under the 
5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy. This document is informative only. 
W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection
with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes instructions
for disclosing a patent. An individual who has actual knowledge of a 
patent which the individual believes contains Essential Claim(s) must 
disclose the information in accordance with section 6 of the W3C Patent 
Policy.


First WD: Canonical XML 1.1
---------------------------

Abstract
--------
Canonical XML 1.1 is a revision to Canonical XML 1.0 to address 
issues raised while producing the xml:id specification.

Any XML document is part of a set of XML documents that are logically 
equivalent within an application context, but which vary in physical 
representation based on syntactic changes permitted by XML 1.0 [XML] 
and Namespaces in XML [Names]. This specification describes a method 
for generating a physical representation, the canonical form, of an 
XML document that accounts for the permissible changes. Except for 
limitations regarding a few unusual cases, if two documents have the 
same canonical form, then the two documents are logically equivalent 
within the given application context. Note that two documents may 
have differing canonical forms yet still be equivalent in a given 
context based on application-specific equivalence rules for which 
no generalized XML specification could account.

Status
------
This section describes the status of this document at the time 
of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. 
A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this 
technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index 
at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

This is a First Public Working Draft of Canonical XML 1.1. 
This diff-marked version is being made available for review 
by W3C members and the public. It is intended to give an 
indication of the W3C XML Core Working Group's intentions 
for this new version of Canonical XML and our progress in 
achieving them. It attempts to be complete in indicating 
what will change from version 1.0, but does not specify in 
all cases how things will change. A subsequent Last Call 
draft will consist of a regular, non-diff-marked version 
of this specification.

Please send comments on this Working Draft to 
www-xml-canonicalization-comments@w3.org (archive).

Publication as a Working Draft does not imply endorsement by the W3C 
Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or 
obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite 
this document as other than work in progress.

This document has been produced by the W3C XML Core Working Group as 
part of the W3C XML Activity. The authors of this document are the 
members of the XML Core Working Group and invited experts from the 
Digital Signature community.

This document was produced by a group operating under the 
5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy. W3C maintains a public 
list of any patent disclosures made in connection with the 
deliverables of the group; that page also includes instructions 
for disclosing a patent. An individual who has actual knowledge 
of a patent which the individual believes contains Essential 
Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance with 
section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.

The English version of this specification is the only normative version.


Paul Grosso for the XML Core WG
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