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   Re: URNs as SYSTEM IDs

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 15:52:42 -0500

At 02:38 PM 11/22/00 -0600, Paul Grosso wrote:
>The solutions are out there--if the problem is that people aren't using
>the solutions, then that's a different problem, and not one that's
>solved by creating more standards or rewriting the existing ones.

Yes, but it would be nice if new standards (like this IANA piece) didn't
deliberately step into reasonably obvious minefields, especially when they
treat known solutions (PUBLIC identifiers) as deprecated.

It's very nice to say that a solution exists.  It'd be nicer to say that
with some expectation that developers can identify the problem in the first
place, find that solution, and implement it consistently.  Until then,
however, we're in a fairly ugly place.

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books


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