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Re: The furore over PUBLIC

From: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 21:56:15 -0800
Message-Id: <199703300556.VAA02831@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
[Peter Flynn:]

| Is it too much to propose that an identifier must be 
| 
| either          SYSTEM  "url"
| or              PUBLIC "fpi" "url"
| 
| and leave it to the much-vaunted "market forces" to resolve the issue?

It is if you feel, as I do, that in the case where a public identifier
is given, it always takes precedence over a URL.  If it's the other
way around (the URL takes precedence), and a URL is always required,
then the public id is just decoration; a special variety of comment,
if you will.

Jon
Received on Sunday, 30 March 1997 00:56:20 UTC

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