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Re: Qnames in attrs and c14n

From: <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 10:44:04 +0000
Message-ID: <1069929844.3fc5d574654c1@>
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>

Quoting "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>:

> Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org> writes:
> > Hmmm... either that screws up the use of qnames in attribute values
> > even more, which makes any alternative xml-validatable RDF syntax look
> > pretty longwinded with URIs,
> > or it is a nail in the coffin for c14n, which already has trouble with
> > xml:lang and xml:base.
> I think we need to look at an addendum to c14n, defining type-aware
> c14n, which at least rewrites prefixes in known QName values, and
> possibly canonicalises all simple values (e.g (decimal)0000.1000 -> 0.1).
> This won't fix XPaths, but will cover many simpler cases, including
> RDF (once it gets a sensible transfer syntax :-).

Canonical PSVI serialisation and reverse the no-namespace-prefix-rewriting 

Whenever I read the c14n spec that idea always occurs to me, but it always 
seems messy after a bit more thought.
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