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Re: The furore over PUBLIC



> PUBLIC makes that go away.  Sorry, but you can't sweep it under the
> rug, and I repeat: everything you can now put in an XML document has
> a *single* straightforward interpretation such that implementations
> should really interoperate first time, every time.  

What about alternate text encodings? What about processing instructions?
In both of those situations we recognized that systems smaller than
"the entire internet" might have special needs and we put in "hooks" for them
to do their thing within the generally interoperable framework.

 Paul Prescod


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