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At 10:54 PM 7/1/2002 +0200, Christian Geuer-Pollmann wrote:
>I've seen the summary on the XInclude discussion on  where you all talk
>about the fact/'problem' that Canonical XML does not resolve XIncludes.
>Just a comment on that it's not a problem for XML Signature : XML
>Signature has the concept of transforms. If XInclude is important for you
>and you want to sign an 'expanded' document, simply specify an XInclude
>transform which does what you need (just a little bit out of context of
Could be nice, but to be honest, none of the tools I use resolve XInclude,
so I simply regard them as dangerous annoyances. As I don't use XML
Signature at this point, its ability to deal with XInclude in ways that go
beyond Canonical XML's understanding does very little good for me at present.
Because Canonical XML doesn't require resolution of XIncludes by itself, I
can't simply demand "Canonical XML" and expect to get XInclude-processed
XML, so Canonical XML remains a nice theoretical but generally useless spec
so far as I am concerned.
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