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   Re: XCatalog (now XMLCatalog)

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  • From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sun, 06 Jun 1999 12:20:40 -0500

At 16:03 1999 06 05 +0800, James Tauber wrote:
>> I thought the idea of using sysIDs with publicIDs in the XML doc instance
>> was kinda screwy...  Who's idea was that anyway?
>I think some people felt that have just publicIDs would cause problems
>because there was no widespread resolution mechanism deployed on the Web[1].
>As XML 1.0 stands, people can use publicIDs if they want to but must provide
>a sysID fall-back.
>[1] of course, my DELEGATE extension to catalogs was designed to provide
>exactly such a mechanism.

Yes, and the SGML Open (now OASIS) TR9401:1997 catalog resolution [2] 
includes a version of the DELEGATE entry type, thanks to James and others.

[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/html/techpubs.htm#entity

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