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   Re: Public Identifiers

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 11:20:41 -0400

Michael Kay wrote:

> I think this response is referring to SGML rather than XML.
> There is no SGML declaration in XML. There is no normative
> link between XML and SGML, and therefore no normative link
> between XML Public Identifiers and SGML FPIs.

Normative, no, but James Clark's SGML declaration
(http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-sgml-xml-971215) has some
standing, since it is referred to in the XML Rec.
Nevertheless, most PublicIds in examples are FPIs.
> ... public identifiers are a trick inherited from SGML that
> are probably only useful to people who already have working
> SGML software installed.

Coming soon: an SAX EntityResolver that processes Socats.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
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