Re: B.9 Formal system, public identifiers?

At 16:56 15/10/96 CDT, streich@austin.sar.slb.com wrote:
>> 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. 

Why can't you add a URL scheme to do this?  It's just as easy for an entity
manager to recognize a URL scheme name and pass the scheme part off to some
handler as it is for it to recognize a storage manager name and pass the SOI
off to some handler.