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Re: identify XHTML DTD by URI, not by FPI

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 23:19:01 -0600
Message-ID: <38AA3345.428B78B8@w3.org>
To: Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>, www-html@w3.org

Dan Connolly wrote:
> Arjun Ray wrote:
> >  There's years worth
> > of mail archive stuff on URNs, for instance.  FSIs bit the dust in the
> > early XML discussion, too.  However, there were reasons - if not
> > anything else but to give the benefit of doubt - for retaining PUBLIC
> > identifiers *at all* in XML, and on those grounds alone I see no
> > reason why the W3C should foreclose options from the Web Community.
> I do not propose to foreclose any options. Members of the Web Community
> are free to use FPIs if they find them to be valuable. But you have
> not made any argument (other than by assertion) as to what value
> W3C would derive from the use of an FPI to identify the XHTML Basic DTD.

Oops... i wasn't clear. I meant: members of the Web Community are
free to use FPIs to name their texts if they find that valuable, but you
haven't shown what value the Web Community would derive from W3C issuing
an FPI that identifies the XHTML Basic DTD (in addition to a URI
that identifies the XHTML Basic DTD).

Dan Connolly
Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2000 00:19:15 UTC

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