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RE: ERB discussion of public identifiers

From: Ken Holman <gkholman@microstar.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 16:19:00 -0500
Message-ID: <c=US%a=_%p=Microstar_Softwa%l=OTTA02-961211211900Z-4869@otta02.microstar.com>
To: "'w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org'" <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
>From: 	Tim Bray[SMTP:tbray@textuality.com]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, December 11, 1996 15:05
>To: 	w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
>Subject: 	ERB discussion of public identifiers
>I suspect that if a binding vote were taken today, the ERB would either
>(a) reinstate the PUBLIC keyword, and put in a nonexclusive
>    for Socat support, or
>(b) refuse to put PUBLIC in until there was agreement on a required
>    resolution mechanism.
>Input, please.

Personally, (a) would satisfy me.  

To mitigate implementers' concerns about how complex "Socat support"
might be, the straw-man proposal posted 1996-12-02 describes (I hope) a
syntax compatible with the complete SGML Open Catalog definition, with
only the single keyword "PUBLIC" supported.  This would allow
implementers to work with a supplied Socat without modification,
ignoring any specification of function other than the basic PUBLIC
indirection.  Implementers could then choose to support more than the
basic functionality at their leisure ... there would be no fear of
complexity that might be there if XML just "pointed" to the Socat spec.

......... Ken

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