XML News from Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The W3C XML Security Specifications Maintenance Working Group has posted the Proposed Edited Recommendation of XML Signature Syntax and Processing (Second Edition) "This Proposed Second Edition of XML Signature Syntax and Processing adds Canonical XML 1.1 as a required canonicalization algorithm and recommends its use for inclusive canonicalization. This version of Canonical XML enables use of xml:id and xml:base Recommendations with XML Signature and also enables other possible future attributes in the XML namespace. Additional minor changes, including the incorporation of known errata, are documented in Changes in XML Signature Syntax and Processing (Second Edition)." I have to read through the detailed changes, but at first glance this looks like a reasonable adjustment that doesn't break any existing code.