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At 5:21 PM -0400 6/22/03, Amelia A. Lewis wrote:
>Simplify canonicalization. This leads to a sheaf of possible use cases.
Canonicalization would indeed be simpler. However, I don't think this
would let users do anything they can't do now. And it's not like that
many people are really going to implement canonicalization anyway.
Most of us are just going to use libraries to do it for us. After
all, even if we could implement canonicalization ourselves (I have in
XOM) the main uses for this are XML encryption and digital
signatures, both of which really need to be written by experts.
There's just not a lot to be gained by making canonicalization a
little more easily implementable.
Elliotte Rusty Harold
Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)