Last Call for Canonical XML
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 10:53:05 -0600 From: Paul Grosso <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Last Call for Canonical XML
The W3C XML Core Working Group would like to announce the publication of the Canonical XML Last Call Working Draft (dated 2000 January 19) at http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-c14n.
This document describes a subset of the information contained in an XML document and a syntax for expressing that subset. This syntax, called Canonical XML, is designed to encode the logical structure of XML documents; two XML documents whose Canonical-XML form is identical will be considered equivalent for the purposes of many applications.
The W3C Membership and other interested parties are invited to review the specification, make comments, and report implementation experience. Please send comments to mailto:email@example.com (which is publicly archived at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-canonicalization-comments/). The Last Call period ends the 22 February 2000.
Note: The XML Core Working Group strongly solicits commentary, especially from early implementors of this Working Draft, on the appropriateness of the requirement that Canonical XML be in W3C normalized text form as well. The Working Group has published a minority report on this question at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-canonicalization-comments/2000Jan/0000.html. A rationale for the majority viewpoint embodied in this draft has been published at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-canonicalization-comments/2000Jan/0001.html.
Paul Grosso XML Core WG Co-Chair
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