Re: public/catalog [was: Re: ERB Decisions of March 26th]

>You need public identifiers to overcome the location shifts so prevelant in
>modern nucleated systems. Without public identifiers, and catalogs to
>intepret them, you cannot create any valid WWW document set with a realistic
>lifespan of more than 2-3 years as that is the average lifespan of the
>underlying system, and a new system typically means a revised file

I disagree with the assertion that we *need* PUBLIC. You can accomplish
the same thing using aliasing of SYSTEM ID's. There is no requirement
that a URL be a file path.

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