I heard James and I canot refute what he says.  But I am one of the 
voices asking loudly for FPIs.  I don't ask that anything be done with 
their little insides (semantically, syntactically, or anything else you 
can think of).  I would be content if they could be viewed as
one long silly-looking string that we use in a character for character 

I would not find that match hard to do.  Therefore I'm assuming that 
it must be the catalog part that is difficult.  Is it the SGML Open 
catalog that is the problem?  That catalog was intended to be
interchageable and complete (well...), not simple.  Would a 
simplification of it help?

And (for those of us whose dragon-book years are very long ago and far 
away)  what is the difficult part?

--Debbie Lapeyre

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