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Canonical Form of XML Message

Adrian Bates
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
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Can anyone tell me (or point me to an article that tells me) how to produce a canonical form of an XML message. I need to do this before I produce a public / private key pair signature for the message.

If anyone knows of a good article on Canonical form I would be interested in that too. The only document that I have managed to find is the W3C white paper and that is completely illegable.

Thanks in advance,
Adrian
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Maybe this article is more comprehensible.

Please do not post the same question to more than one forum, as you have done here. It leads to duplicated efforts.
[ December 15, 2005: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]

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Adrian Bates
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
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Thanks, thats a much better article.

Now I just need to know how to do it in Java. Anyone any ideas?

Adrian
Adrian Bates
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
Posts: 24
One of the obvious approaches to this problem would be with an XSLT stylesheet and perform a transform on the XML. Anyone know where I might find a stylesheet for this? I can't help feeling that this is a standard transform and that there therefore should be a standard stylesheet for it.


Adrian
Adrian Bates
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
Posts: 24
Someone has posted what looks like an answer to this question over on the server side forum here:

http://www.theserverside.com/discussions/thread.tss?thread_id=38100

I still have a question about the different types of the canonical form. I have added this to the same thread on the Server Side forum so please check out the above link.

All help still grateful received.

Adrian
 
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