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[whatwg] +/- in SGML DOCTYPE

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 10:19:32 +0100
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giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl wrote:

>[83.1] N/A because W3C is not an IDN.

No, but ???w3.org??? is; and the point was to illustrate that 
whether the Owner Identifier used is registered or unregistered 
has nothing to do with whether the source is an officially 
recognized standards organization or not. Anyone who controls an 
Internet Domain Name get to issue Formal Public Identifiers with 
a ???+??? in them.

Granted the IDN option was added to SGML only as of the WebSGML 
Adaptations Annex, but that's simply because the web made ISO's 
typical practice of acting as a registry for namespace hierarchy 
(cf. SNMP OIDs etc.) un-scaleable for the use the web put FPIs to.

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