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Re: FPIs

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 1996 12:54:34 -0500
Message-Id: <1.5.4.32.19961127175434.00936bbc@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: lee@sq.com, dlapeyre@mulberrytech.com, murray@spyglass.com
Cc: tbray@textuality.com, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 03:32 PM 11/26/96 EST, lee@sq.com wrote:
>In other words, another way to look at it is that XML _only_ has public
>identifiers, but all XML public identifiers are actually called SYSTEM
>rather than PUBLIC, and take the form of URLs.

As long as you are connected to the SYSTEM, the Internet, and it meets your
needs, that's fine. But PUBLIC identifiers are not tied to any particular
system. This makes them convenient, but perhaps not absolutely required in a
system geared towards the web.

>If you want the kind of indirection a catalog gives you, you can use
>Apache 1.1 and put Redirect or Alias commands in an .htaccess file.

But PUBLIC identifiers put that redirection under the control of end-users.
There are numerous techniques for doing redirection on the server side.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Wednesday, 27 November 1996 12:53:36 EST

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