ISSUE-44: Chunk of XML - Canonicalization and equality

xmlChunk-44

Chunk of XML - Canonicalization and equality

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CLOSED
Product:
Raised by:
Tim Berners-Lee
Opened on:
2004-01-12
Description:
The XML architecture has tended to be built according to a motto that all kinds of things are possible, and the application has to be able to chose the features it needs. This is fine when there are simply the XML toolset and a single "application". However, real life is more complicated, and things are connected together in all kinds of ways. I think the XML design needs to be more constraining: to offer a consistent idea of what a chunk of XML is across all the designs, so that the value of that chunk can be preserved as invariant across a complex system. Digital Signature and RDF transport are just intermediate parts of the design which need to be transparent. This required a notion of equality, and a related canonical serialization.
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Related emails:
  1. W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) Face to Face Meeting - 7 March 2007 (Afternoon) (from on 2007-03-07)
  2. W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) Face to Face Meeting - 7 March 2007 (Afternoon) (from on 2007-03-07)
  3. W3C Technical Architecture Group Telcon - 12 February 2007 (from on 2007-02-12)
  4. W3C Technical Architecture Group Telcon - 12 February 2007 (from on 2007-02-12)
  5. SV_MEETING_TITLE (from on 2006-04-18)
  6. Minutes of 12-14 May 2004 TAG FTF meeting in Boston (from on 2004-05-12)
  7. Minutes of 12-14 May 2004 TAG FTF meeting in Boston (from on 2004-05-12)
  8. (from on 2004-04-13)
  9. (from on 2004-04-13)
  10. Minutes of 2 March 2004 TAG FTF meeting in Cannes-Mandelieu (France) and WG Liaisons (from on 2004-03-02)
  11. Minutes of 2 February 2004 TAG teleconference (from on 2004-02-02)
  12. Minutes of 2 February 2004 TAG teleconference (from on 2004-02-02)
  13. "Chunk of XML" - Canonicalization and equality (from Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org> on 2004-01-12)
  14. Minutes of 2 February 2004 TAG teleconference (from on 2003-02-02)
  15. Minutes of 2 February 2004 TAG teleconference (from on 2003-02-02)

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Owner changed to 'Tim Berners-Lee'

Stuart Williams, 1 Oct 2007, 00:00:00

Description changed to 'The XML architecture has tended to be built according to a motto that all kinds of things are possible, and the application has to be able to chose the features it needs. This is fine when there are simply the XML toolset and a single "application". However, real life is more complicated, and things are connected together in all kinds of ways. I think the XML design needs to be more constraining: to offer a consistent idea of what a chunk of XML is across all the designs, so that the value of that chunk can be preserved as invariant across a complex system. Digital Signature and RDF transport are just intermediate parts of the design which need to be transparent. This required a notion of equality, and a related canonical serialization.
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Stuart Williams, 1 Oct 2007, 00:00:00

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Stuart Williams, 1 Oct 2007, 00:00:00


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