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Re: B.9 Formal system, public identifiers?




> At 13:49 15/10/96 CDT, streich@austin.sar.slb.com wrote:
> >> At 11:14 15/10/96 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
> >> 
> >> >I'd still like to keep at least a subset
> >> >of the nice clean FSI syntax.
> >> 
> >> What is the functionality you want from FSIs that you can't get from URLs?
> >
> >At least better opportunities for indirection.
> 
> How do FSIs offer this?  What makes you think URLs can't offer indirection?

I didn't say that URLs don't offer indirection, only that there are
better opportunities with FSIs. With an FSI, I can add my own storage
object handler to pull the doc out of a DMS, for example. With a URL, I
would have to go through a gateway to accomplish the same purpose. If
you've ever had a key gateway crash because the process table overflowed,
you understand my reluctance to be cornered into this.

bob