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Re: Radical cure for BOS confusion (2 CCs deleted).

From: Terry Allen <tallen@fsc.fujitsu.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 15:48:54 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199701112348.PAA06750@ishtar.fsc.fujitsu.com>
To: dgd@cs.bu.edu, w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
David wrote:
| I think we need to allow the processing of multiple documents at a time. I
| don't see that this is hard for any but the simplest of applications...
| This kind of simplification make ilinks useful only for a few things. No
| solution to the annotation problem is going to be based on single-document
| parsing, and that could be one of the real selling points of XML (for
| people other than Terry, who would rather not have this feature).

That's a misrepresentation of my point of view and of what I've
written.  I don't want to forbid all annotation functionality to the world,
I want only to be able to control how my documents may be annotated and
transcluded, in those cases where I have a legal right to do so.  And
in this I have plenty of company.

On another point, "XML BOS" is no help at all.  Hytime invented "BOS";
let's let BOS remain a Hytime term and avoid having to explain how an
"XML BOS" differs from a Hytime BOS every time we use the term.

    Terry Allen    Fujitsu Software Corp.    tallen@fsc.fujitsu.com
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Received on Saturday, 11 January 1997 18:49:10 UTC

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