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   Re: words (RE: extensibility in XSchema?)

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  • From: Peter Murray-Rust <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk>
  • To: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>,xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 04:43:43

At 05:50 23/06/98 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>Just so.  Mailcap files are stored locally, have a standard content,
>and can be added to locally.  They predate URLs, or the standard content
>would probably be incorporated by reference instead.

The main thing is they are universal (if you have a mailer of a browser you
will need this functionality somewhere). Because they are universal their
syntax is understood communally. We need something with those properties
for XML. Then the problem disappears...


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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