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furore over PUBLIC



> Is it too much to propose that an identifier must be

> either          SYSTEM  "url"
> or              PUBLIC "fpi" "url"

Sounds good to me.

> and leave it to the much-vaunted "market forces" to resolve the issue?

> After all, we're constantly being told not to write specs, that American
> Business knows far more about software specification than any team of
> gureaux, and that the market defines the standard anyway :-)

There are standards that are defined by the market, and there are
standards that *make* a market. 

Examples of standards that make a market are the Uniform Product Code and
contract law.

What's wrong with making a market in FPI resolution by including it in
XML?

Sam