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XML Core WG Status and Open Actions as of 2007 December 10

From: Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 11:09:18 -0500
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The XML Core WG telcons are every other week.

Our next telcon will be December 19.

Status and open actions

Review of Access Control for Cross-site Requests
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/access-control/
> Reviewing the <?access-control?> processing instruction might be 
> of particular interest to XML Core.

ACTION to Henry:  Review this for XML Core.

Review of XML Entity definitions for Characters
> http://www.w3.org/2003/entities
> and in particular an "editor's copy" available here:
> http://www.w3.org/2003/entities/2007doc/overview.html

ACTION to John:  Take a look at this.

Review of Extensible Resource Identifier (XRI) Resolution Version 2.0

ACTION to Henry:  Review this for XML Core.

C14N 1.1
The C14N 1.1 Candidate Recommendation is published at

We had productive discussions during our f2f--see:

We are planning to drop Appendix A and augment the prose
in 2.4.  

Frederick sent an updated redline version at:
In particular, see
for clean and redline PDF and Word source.

ACTION to Glenn (due December 11): Produce a new editor's draft
reflecting the changes suggested in Frederick's updated redline. 

ACTION to Henry:  Come up with an argument for going to PR
with what will be the next draft of C14N 1.1.

The latest HRRI draft was published as an ID on May 14 at

The most recent editor's draft is at

Martin's latest IRI draft (defining LEIRIs in section 7) is at 

We've exchanged some email with Martin about some details,  
but in general it looks like we'll be happy with the definition 
of LEIRIs in the new IRI RFC.  

Scheduling for the revised IRI RFC is still unclear.

XML 1.0/1.1
Henry/Richard discussed the test suite issues raised by Frans Englich:

Richard reports that the 2005 issue has been resolved in the latest

The one from 2006, character references with numbers with dozens 
of digits, may not be. 

ACTION: Richard to construct a test case for these issues.

We have several PEs in the pipeline--see

ACTION to Francois:  Generate a PE for making the LEIRI change
to both 1.0 and 1.1.

We will include a statement in XML 1.0 5th Ed warning of this
upcoming LEIRI PE change.

ACTION to Francois:  Close PE 139 as being superceded by the

ACTION to Francois:  Generate XML 1.1 3rd Edition with approved 
errata (and warning about upcoming PE about LEIRIs).

ACTION to Francois:  Generate a PE against 1.1 about allowable
values of the XML decl's version attribute.

ACTION to Francois:  For PE 154, see if you can come up with
something to address the "links in printed copy" issue and
make a suggestion (which might be to do nothing).

ACTION to Francois:  For PE 155, generate a proposed resolution
using Dieter's suggested rewording.

XML 5th Edition
I have sent out email at
and we have gotten very little response--see

We had some discussion at our f2f--see

We appear to have unofficial agreement by most implementors
to consider making this change if it goes through the W3C

Paul talked to Ian Jacobs who suggested the best way to 
make this change is to issue an XML 1.0 5th Edition PER 
with a relatively long review period. 

We appear to have consensus to change the name char productions
in XML 1.0 5th Ed.

We also have consensus to allow XML 1.0 processors to accept 
documents labelled version="1.x".

Other character changes remain to be decided (though the status
quo is not to make any others).  In particular:

ACTION to Henry:  Check with Noah how IBM feels about #x85.

Section 4.2.2 currently has a paragraph reading:

 System identifiers ... may contain characters that...must 
 be escaped before a URI can be used to retrieve the
 referenced resource. 

We decided to replace this (2nd para of 4.2.2) and the 
following 3 points by:

 System identifiers (and other XML strings meant to be used
 as URI references) are LEIRIs [ref].  Failure to match the
 applicable syntax productions of [LEIRI] is not an error.
 Note, however, system identifiers which do not conform to
 LEIRIs are not in practice likely to be useful. 

ACTION to Francois:  Generate XML 1.0 5th Edition with 
namechar and XML version changes and approved errata 
(and warning about upcoming PE about LEIRIs).

When we take 5th Ed to PER, we will write in "PER exit 
criteria" that we must satisfy before going to Rec.

XML 1.1 3rd Edition
Same change as for XML 1.0 5th Ed (above).

XML Base

We need to produce another PER-ready draft of XML Base 
referencing LEIRIs.

Replace the first sentence of 3.1 with:

 The value of an xml:base attribute is a LEIRI [ref].

Delete the second sentence; leave the third.

Richard has looked at the draft and there are several other
places that will need changing.

We also no longer need the XLink normative reference.

We need to remember to correct the IP part of the Status section per

ACTION to Richard:  Produce another PER-ready draft of XML Base.

XLink 1.1

ACTION to Norm: Produce a PR-ready draft of XLink 1.1 with 
a reference to the IRI RFC for LEIRIs.

Section 5.4: 

replace para starting:

 The value of the href attribute is an XML resource identifer...


 The value of the href attribute is a LEIRI [ref].

and then delete subsection 5.4.1 but move the para about 
relative references up into 5.4.

ACTION to Norm:  Suggest appropriate changes to XLink 1.1.

We may have several places that need fixing.


3.1, href attribute is a LEIRI

See also 4.1.1 (details TBD) which can't reference XML 1.1
since we don't define XML Resource Identifiers in XML 1.1.
Just replace that para with the "They are LEIRIs" para.

See also
for more details on the necessary changes.

ACTION to Daniel: Produce a PER-ready draft of XInclude 3rd Ed
with appropriate references to the IRI RFC for LEIRIs.
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