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   Re: [xml-dev] Canonicalization software

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Elliotte Rusty Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>

> I'd like to compare the output of the canonicalizer in XOM with an 
> independent effort, since there doesn't seem to be any official test 
> suite for canonical XML.
> So far I've established that IBM's XSS4J and Elcel's xmlcanon are too 
> buggy to be useful. libxml may work, but it's not clear if there's 
> any user interface that lets me canonicalize samples aside without 
> writing C code. Is there any canonicalization program which runs on 
> Linux, does not require a complicated build process, and provides a 
> simple command line interface?

James Clark wrote a program called "xmlwf" which ships with Expat.
It has an option to turn an XML document into its canonical form, 
but I think the definition of canonical XML used by James Clark 
at the time he wrote it, is not current anymore.



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