Re: ERB decisions on linking element recognition

>The ERB voted as follows: In favor of allowing recognition via GI:
>Bray, Magliery, Maler, Kimber.  Against: Bosak, Hollander, Paoli,
>Sharpe, Sperberg-McQueen.  Thus the measure fails.

How can you *disallow* this? It is, after all, an application convention.
Now, if the question is whether XML-Link processors *must* have
the ability to recognise by GI, then the negative makes sense.