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On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 08:03:08PM +0000, Arjun Ray wrote:
> IDN public IDs? Nope.
And a good thing too, as they break FPI stability. There have been four
owners of spam.org that I know of, and no guarantee that any URI or FPI
assigned by one owner will be respected by another.
> Why no special
> syntax (like say a reserved name, xmlid) for IDs when the way to declare
> IDs - a whole slew of ATTLIST declarations in the internal subset - were
> an obvious nonstarter?
Well, it isn't really a magic ID attribute that's wanted, it's a method of
declaring the name of a magic ID attribute.
John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org www.reutershealth.com www.ccil.org/~cowan
Consider the matter of Analytic Philosophy. Dennett and Bennett are well-known.
Dennett rarely or never cites Bennett, so Bennett rarely or never cites Dennett.
There is also one Dummett. By their works shall ye know them. However, just as
no trinities have fourth persons (Zeppo Marx notwithstanding), Bummett is hardly
known by his works. Indeed, Bummett does not exist. It is part of the function
of this and other e-mail messages, therefore, to do what they can to create him.