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Re: [dgd@cs.bu.edu: BOS confusion (analysis; suggestion to resolve Newcomb/Bryan conflict)]

From: W. Eliot Kimber <eliot@isogen.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 1997 14:52:33 -0900
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To: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
At 11:45 AM 1/3/97 -0800, Terry Allen wrote:
>Gavin writes:
>>I have no problem with the # hack being used by servers that
>can process it. I do not think it should be standardised.     
>Too late.  It is standardized by the URL specification as a
>symbol terminating the URL and preceding a format-specific
>fragment address.  You will *have* to specify what that
>addressing means for XML documents; you have no say over
>what it means for other formats.

So XML is within its rights to say the token following the "#" must be the
ID of an element in the document.  Cool.


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