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Re: Resolution != Naming (was RE: FPIs to URNs)

From: W. Eliot Kimber <eliot@isogen.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 1996 08:12:01 -0900
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19961206081135.00ef8af4@uu10.psi.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 05:20 AM 12/6/96 -0500, Paul Prescod wrote:
>> By saying "can simply use system IDs" are you implying that you would
>> always have a system ID even if you also had a public identifier?  I'm not
>> sure I'd want to require a system ID in all cases.
>
>I think that any document that is published on the Web should have system
>IDs for all entities. That could be in an SGML Open Catalog if we make SOCAT
>handling a mandatory default resolution mechanism, or inline, if we do not.
>Lee is right to complain that there must be a URL somewhere, or else we are
>just handwaving.

What about for data content notations?  As many notations don't have
publicly accessible definition documents (which is what the external
identifier of a notation is supposed to refer to first and foremost), it's
seems unreasonable to require URLs for them.  (If this issue's already been
discussed, let me know--I haven't had time to go back and read all the
traffic since SGML '96.)

Cheers,

E.
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