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