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   Re: [xml-dev] What is the difference between the XMLinfoset and Canonica

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At 2004-06-23 14:48 -0700, Jon Steeves wrote:
>   Can anyone give a brief explanation of the difference between the 
> XMLinfoset and Canonical xml?

The XML Information set describes a set of definitions about the 
information in an XML document.  It describes different kinds of 
information items found after processing the syntax of an XML document, and 
their properties.  It does not describe any syntax at all, only a set of terms.

Canonical XML describes a practice of syntax usage so as to ensure that two 
applications make the same choices (from many available choices) in XML 
syntax serialization.  It prescribes a syntax for XML documents.  When two 
instances are in their canonical form, they can be compared with simple 
"diff" tools, or they can have digital signatures made from their content 
and then compared.

I hope this helps.

........................ Ken

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