[rfc-dist] RFC 3741 on Exclusive XML Canonicalization, Version 1.0

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        RFC 3741

        Title:      Exclusive XML Canonicalization, Version 1.0
        Author(s):  J. Boyer, D. Eastlake 3rd, J. Reagle
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       March 2004
        Mailbox:    jboyer at PureEdge.com, Donald.Eastlake at motorola.com,
                    reagle at mit.edu
        Pages:      16
        Characters: 35403
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-xmldsig-xc14n-02.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3741.txt


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 document is a product of the XML Digital Signatures Working Group
of the IETF.

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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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