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Re: XML Public Indentifier
- From: David Carlisle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 14:02:49 +0100
> The public identifier is an ISO standard and has a sytax all it's
Although that syntax actually only applies to FORMAL public identifiers
in SGML. Not to XML public identifiers. XML only specifies Public
identifier syntax by a range of characters, and the (non normative) SGML
declaration for XML specifies FORMAL NO. In other words XML public
identifiers don't have to use the
"-//ECC, Inc//DTD myDTD version //EN" syntax.
In particular it is quite legal (and even perhaps sensible) in XML to
use a URI as the public identifier, although this wouldn't be legal in
most SGML dialects where the PUBLIC identifier is normally specified as
being an FPI.
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