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  • From: Chris Maden <crism@oreilly.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 11:52:24 -0400 (EDT)

[Toby Speight]

> In fact, it's not difficult to write an FPI for a MIME type:
>  -//Internet Assigned Numbers Authority//NOTATION MIME image/gif//
> perhaps (I'm not sure of the correct owner identifier, but you get
> the picture).

I just wanted to speak up on this, since you and Eliot have both done
this now:

Only IANA can use "-//IANA//".  Only Netscape can use "+//IDN
netscape.com//".  The "owner" in the "owner identifier" is *the owner
of the FPI*, not the owner of the resource.

You can create -//Toby Speight//NOTATION MIME image/gif//, but you may
not create -//IANA//NOTATION MIME image/gif//.  If IANA creates the
public identifier for their resource, you may use it, but you may not
infringe on their namespace.

DeRose and Durand, in _Making Hypermedia Work_, used their ISBN to
create FPIs for a variety of notations, and donated those FPIs to the
public domain.  I recommend using these if the creator of the resource
hasn't designated an FPI of their own.

<!ENTITY crism PUBLIC "-//O'Reilly//NONSGML Christopher R. Maden//EN"
"<URL>http://www.oreilly.com/people/staff/crism/ <TEL>+1.617.499.7487
<USMAIL>90 Sherman Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA" NDATA SGML.Geek>

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