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At 9:34 AM 1/23/97, W. Eliot Kimber wrote:

>Let me add to this question: should the SGML standard add syntax to bind
>document entities to their external identifiers (which would, by the
>definition of external identifier, include both system IDs (and thus,
>potentially, URLs or URNs) and publid identifiers)?

Yes.

But SYSTEM IDs should not be included. In SGML, they are reserved for
"non-portable" identifiers, so making documents self-identifying in this
way would probably be a mistake, since it would only contribute to the
portation of the explicitly non-portable.

  -- David

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