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Re: Typo in xml-id spec; canonicalization?

From: Webb Roberts <webb.roberts@gtri.gatech.edu>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 10:08:07 -0400
Message-ID: <4288A947.2020400@gtri.gatech.edu>
To: public-xml-id@w3.org
Cc: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>

Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Is there some reason you can't mandate exclusive XML canonicalization?

It appears that deployed web services applications have too great a dependence on XML Canonicalization to mandate exclusive canonicalization.  So, it appears that we won't be able to deploy xml:id, unless something changes.

Needless to say, this is quite disappointing.  The GJXDM relies on a network model (instead of strictly hierarchical), and features substantial use of ID/IDREF.  It would be nice to standardize some of that syntax.

Does W3C have a policy on resolving conflicting standards?  It seems that this problem is also appearing between XML Schema and XML 1.1.


Webb Roberts (webb.roberts@gtri.gatech.edu)
Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Atlanta, GA  404-385-0181
Received on Monday, 16 May 2005 20:12:09 UTC

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