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RE: The furore over PUBLIC

From: Ken Holman <gkholman@microstar.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 11:57:39 -0500
Message-ID: <c=US%a=_%p=Microstar_Softwa%l=OTTA02-970401165739Z-352@otta02.microstar.com>
To: "'w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org'" <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
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>From: 	Paul Prescod[SMTP:papresco@csclub.uwaterloo.ca]
>Sent: 	Tuesday, April 01, 1997 11:47
>To: 	Ken Holman
>Cc: 	w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
>Subject: 	Re: The furore over PUBLIC
>
>> I gather from draft 961114 that the behaviour of an XML system regarding
>> malformed or unresolvable URLs is not specified ... so I figure it is up
>> to the implementation.
>
>That is just a relative URL to the document base URL. So its meaning is
>well defined. 

Would this, then, be an infinitely recursable problem?  If the entity
refers to the document itself, which contains an entity that refers to
the document itself, which contains....

>If you put a really bogus system identifier in, then you
>have an incorrect XML document, which is probably what you want in 
>practice, but at least the XML spec does not "condone" such a thing.

Is this a check of well-formedness?

....... Ken


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