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Re: B.9 Formal system, public identifiers?

From: Martin Bryan <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 09:27:43 +0100
To: Michael Sperberg-McQueen <U35395@UICVM.CC.UIC.EDU>, W3C SGML Working Group <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <96Oct14.092748bst.38690(5)@u-net.net>
At 21:08 12/10/96 +0100, Michael Sperberg-McQueen wrote:
>On 16 October 1996, the ERB will vote to decide the following question.
>A straw poll indicates the question needs further discussion in the work
>group.
>
>B.9 Should XML require system and public identifiers to be FORMAL
>(13.5)?

This needs interpretation. The FORMAL keyword in SGML does not restrict
system identifiers to any formal structure. The important question is:

If system identifiers are retained in XML must they conform to the rules for
formal system identifiers defines in ISO 10744?
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