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Re: FPIs

From: Charles F. Goldfarb <Charles@SGMLsource.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 19:10:37 GMT
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
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On Wed, 27 Nov 1996 18:26:22 -0800, bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak)

>2. If you start creating FPIs that begin "-//SUN::SUNSOFT" then you
>can count on spending the next few years of your life in court with
>our trademark lawyers.

Sun undoubtedly has an ISBN publisher's prefix. Why not just prefix it to your
FPIs and use the standard the way it is supposed to be used?

Your present approach is reminiscent of a B western where the powerful rancher
takes over a part of the unfenced common pasturage and threatens anyone who
"trespasses" on it. Beware ... Roy Rogers is still alive and well (and living in
Victorville, California).
Charles F. Goldfarb * Information Management Consulting * +1(408)867-5553
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