Re: B.9 Formal system, public identifiers?

At 21:08 12/10/96 +0100, Michael Sperberg-McQueen wrote:
>On 16 October 1996, the ERB will vote to decide the following question.
>A straw poll indicates the question needs further discussion in the work
>B.9 Should XML require system and public identifiers to be FORMAL

This needs interpretation. The FORMAL keyword in SGML does not restrict
system identifiers to any formal structure. The important question is:

If system identifiers are retained in XML must they conform to the rules for
formal system identifiers defines in ISO 10744?
Martin Bryan, The SGML Centre, Churchdown, Glos. GL3 2PU, UK 
Phone/Fax: +44 1452 714029   WWW home page: http://www.u-net.com/~sgml/