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  • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 10:14:09 -0600

If for no other reason than the stability of 
contracting based on public naming, at some 
point the conflation of name and address must 
stop.  It is a bad idea to make systemic 
requirements a basis for public contracting.  That 
a PUBLIC id cannot be resolved over the web 
is not a reason to deprecate them.  They 
are a name, not an address. 

Both standards and implementations exist to 
enable PUBLIC and SYSTEM identifiers to 
be deployed in a sensible manner.   We've 
been fussing over this since XML was an 
unnamed project and even before then when 
catalogs were a hot topic on comp-text-sgml. 
Surely the issues are well-understood and 
should have been resolved five years ago.

Why aren't they?


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h


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