RE: Signing/Encrypting XML

Gavin Thomas Nicol (
Mon, 1 Feb 1999 11:04:26 -0500

> Which brings me to my question, does anyone know of any work to define a
> canonical form for XML so as to make it suitable for hashing, needed to
> generate signatures? Better yet, does anyone know of any code (preferably
> in Java) which will take XML (preferably from the DOM) and output the
> canonical form?

James Clark has done something here... also, there is a W3C working group
working on a data/information model for XML.

Have a look at