Re: draft proposal for catalog resolution [market distinction]


>But we haven't solved that problem, ans if the URN group solves it,
>you can put URNs in your SYSTEM identifiers, and you _stil_ don't need

The problem is that word if, which should be written IF EVER.

What is the difference betwee putting an URN in a SYSTEM identifier, or a
FPI in a PUBLIC identifier? Both need to be resolved by some resolution
mechanism. To me the only difference is that URNs must be resolved using
genralized web resources I can have no control over, whereas the XML method
being proposed allows me to control the resolution mechanism for my data
set. To me this is a big plus over URNs.
Martin Bryan, The SGML Centre, Churchdown, Glos. GL3 2PU, UK 
Phone/Fax: +44 1452 714029   WWW home page: http://www.sgml.u-net.com/