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Re: suggest validator prefer URI to FPI

From: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 10:35:37 +0200
To: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1092990937.2611.17.camel@cirrustier>
Le ven 20/08/2004 ŗ 07:45, Etan Wexler a ťcrit :
> This is false. All SGML/XML formal public identifiers (FPIs) are 
> isomorphic to URIs in the 'urn' namespace 'publicid' [1]. The 
> conversion from one form to the other is precisely defined.
> So, assuming that I can't query the Web directly about a formal public 
> identifier, I can translate the formal public identifier to a URI 
> (which happens to be a URN of the 'urn' scheme) and query the Web about 
> the URI.

A very good point indeed; URN have a less deployed resolution
infrastructure than HTTP URIs, though.

Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux - http://www.w3.org/People/Dom/

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