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Re: FPIs

From: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 1996 09:51:41 -0800
Message-Id: <199612011751.JAA06707@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
CC: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM
[Lee Quin:]

| > My point was that you can make your own publisher prefix without
| > getting permission from, or paying an annual fee to, a naming
| > authority.
| 
| Of course, when you discover that the European division of
| Sun Life's software division has been using SUN:SUNSOFT as an owner
| identifier for several years, you'll wish there had been a registry, and
| all the trademark lawyers in Washington couldn't win you that battle :-)

This is a question of internal coordination.  We deal with much more
difficult coordination problems than this one.

| This is why the ISBN is used.  [...]

I don't see anything magic about ISBNs that will prevent people from
misusing them.  I only see recourse after the fact.

Jon
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