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Re: Client-side-resolved Indirection

From: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 08:45:59 -0800
Message-Id: <199612021645.IAA07615@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
CC: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM
[Ken Holman:]

| In short, is see no benefit difference _to the end user_ between our
| "+//ISBN 1-55160" and Jon's "-//SUN::SUNSOFT" because in both cases
| the end user has the opportunity to implement their client-side
| indirection however they need to without impacting on the (assumed)
| sacrosanct SGML files.
| 
| If this client-side-resolved indirection dereferences PUBLIC values to
| URLs or internet-resolved URN/URIs or absolute filename specifications
| or relative filename specifications or SQL queries or DMS copy-out
| procedures or JCL tape mount directives or even some future
| yet-to-be-determined-or-standardized query mechanism, the SGML files
| remain inviolable.
| 
| Isn't this inviolability critically important to people who want to
| invest in their data for the long term?

My thanks to Ken for making my point better than I was making it.  This
is what I was trying to say.

Jon
Received on Monday, 2 December 1996 11:48:09 EST

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