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Secure XML: The New Syntax for Signatures and Encryption by Kitty Niles, Donald E. Eastlake

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9.3. Transformative Summary

This section describes the changes that XML canonicalization makes to non-canonical XML. They are described as transformation rules to convert the external representation of non-canonical XML into an external canonicalized XML representation. The rules are divided into input/read, output/print, and inherited attribute and namespace rules, although in some cases the rule involves several of these aspects. See Figure 9-6.

Figure 9-6. Canonical XML: transformative view

This perspective on XML canonicalization helps to intuitively understand the canonical form of XML, but it is not a likely implementation. Rather, canonicalization ...

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