Re: The furore over PUBLIC

Peter Flynn asked
> Is it too much to propose that an identifier must be 
> either          SYSTEM  "url"
> or              PUBLIC "fpi" "url"
> and leave it to the much-vaunted "market forces" to resolve the issue?

As long as interoperability isn't a goal, it's fine.
As long as internet or web use isn't a goal, it's fine.

I think (this is a gut feeling, though) we are seeing the strongest
support for PUBLIC from people with non-web uses of XML.  These uses
are perfectly valid, I think, but not if supporting them means
breaking the web usage.