[XML-SIG] XML Canonicalization

Rich Salz rsalz@zolera.com
Thu, 17 May 2001 20:40:34 -0400

> xml.dom.ext sounds better than xml.dom.utils, since I dislike packages
> with only a single module

Me too.

> and because it is also an extension.

I think it's a matter of very detailed use of English. :)  I view it as
a utility.  But it doesn't matter.

> I'm not whether people can make sense out of c14n - I certainly
> couldn't, although it is a cute name. 'normalize' would not be
> appropriate, would it?

No, the proper term really is canonicalization.  I agree, the name is
somewhat cute, but within the community C14N is as well-known as I18N.

How about
	from xml.dom.ext import Canonicalize
and in ext/__init__.py I add
	from c14n import Canonicalize

So the filename is c14n.py, but the exported name is more use-friendly.