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Re: identify XHTML DTD by URI, not by FPI

From: Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor <roconnor@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 12:28:21 -0500 (EST)
To: W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.96.1000217122601.16536A-100000@bacon.math.uwaterloo.ca>
On Thu, 17 Feb 2000, Dan Connolly wrote:

> Everything that uses a cached copy of the DTD continues to validate,
> because, as I said, the binding between Idtd and the corresponding
> text is guaranteed not to change. You don't ever have to go back
> to the net to see if it has changed. If something unforseen
> happens and the net gives you different content in exchange for
> that identifier, you're free to assume that the net is broken
> and continue to use your cached copy.

I assume the net is broken?  Isn't that changing the semantics of URLs? 

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Russell O'Connor                           roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
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