Re: Library Standards and URIs

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Thu, 29 Dec 1994 12:38:06 PST


To: hoymand@gate.net
Cc: Michael.Mealling@oit.gatech.edu, uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: hoymand@gate.net's message of Thu, 29 Dec 1994 11:52:04 -0800 <94Dec29.115231pst.168962@nebula.parc.xerox.com>
Subject: Re: Library Standards and URIs
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <94Dec29.123815pst.2760@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 1994 12:38:06 PST

> My understanding is that with sgmls, you could parse SGML into a
> canonical form, which could then be handled by something like perl,
> tcl, c or what not.

Just as HTML doesn't require all browsers to implement all of SGML,
but allows SGML-based tools to be used on HTML documents, we could use
SGML syntax, but require that a 'URC' be in some canonical form, to
facilitate easier handling by simpler tools.