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  • From: Peter@ursus.demon.co.uk (Peter Murray-Rust)
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 00:11:50 GMT

In message <01BCC9C3.094BCEA0@sphynx-d105.sierra.net> Patrick Gannon writes:
> Steven,
> Nice to hear from someone who "gets it" regarding the impact of XML on 
> future usage & searchability of internet catalogs.
> Since this topic has spilled over from the original meeting posting and 
> generated significant interest, I will request a listserv be established 
> for xml-catalog.  This will allow for application oriented discussions 

I think there is potential confusion in the word 'catalog', because of the
SGML Open Catalog.  Some XML software such as NXP supports such Catalogs,
although at present (I think) it is not formally part of XML.

If possible I would hope that 'XML Catalog' and xml-catalog (if they exist
at all) were reserved for this usage - otherwise there could be a lot of

A general point is the use of the XML-* prefix. Within XML itself it is
reserved (e.g. xml-space, xml-link) and I think we should avoid pre-empting
possible uses of XML-*.  Of course 'XML-DEV' falls into the same trap... :-)

I'm assuming that this is not a request for Henry and me to set up another
listserv, because one is about our limit :-).


> of XML that are now related to development (XML-DEV) or EDI (XML-EDI) 
> issues that have their own listserv.

Peter Murray-Rust, domestic net connection
Virtual School of Molecular Sciences

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