Re: Formal System Identifiers

On Sat, 30 Nov 1996 07:18:49 -0500 (EST), Paul Prescod
<papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:

>> At 14:05 29/11/96 -0500, David G. Durand wrote:
>> >I add a new suggestion, that by allowing a _list_ of URIs in the SYSTEM ID,
>> >we can have all the advantages of PUBLIC, without the drawback of the new
>> >syntax. (I don't know what this drawback is, but some people obviously feel
>> >that there is one).]
>> All you need to do for this is adopt the WG8 Formal System Identifiers approach,
>> which already allows this and more.
>[HyTime Annex D] is almost 500 lines. Do you want the whole thing? Isn't that
>a little bit of overkill if the only thing we avoid is adding PUBLIC to the
>XML spec?

We don't need the whole thing, any more than we needed all of 8879. 
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