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Re: PIFLE (was Re: Are PIs useful?)

From: Robert Streich <streich@slb.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 12:38:06 -0500
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To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 10:46 AM 5/16/97 -0400, you wrote:
>At 07:30 PM 05/15/97 -0500, Robert Streich wrote:
>>Should the internals of PIs be structured? No. Leave them alone. If we
>I tend to agree, but with 2 small exceptions:
>* I think the idea of requiring them to start with some kind of a
>domain/owner label is useful and not overly restrictive: it helps prevent
>conflicts between different customizers (note "helps" -- not totally solves).
>* I also think it could be useful to create a convention or rule for how to
>put PIC in your PIs; just because otherwise everyone has to invent it all
>over again (I actually think SGML should have allowed character references
>or at least &gt; inside PIs, but it didn't).

Agreed on both counts, especially if the first is described as an "owner"
label which may reinforce the "application-specific" quality.

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