RFC 3741

Exclusive XML Canonicalization, Version 1.0, March 2004

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3741.txt
File formats:
Plain TextPDF
Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
J. Boyer
D. Eastlake 3rd
J. Reagle
Stream:
IETF
Source:
xmldsig (sec)

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC3741

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Abstract

Canonical XML specifies a standard serialization of XML that, when applied to a subdocument, includes the subdocument's ancestor context including all of the namespace declarations and attributes in the "xml:" namespace. However, some applications require a method which, to the extent practical, excludes ancestor context from a canonicalized subdocument. For example, one might require a digital signature over an XML payload (subdocument) in an XML message that will not break when that subdocument is removed from its original message and/or inserted into a different context. This requirement is satisfied by Exclusive XML Canonicalization. This memo provides information for the Internet community.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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