NOTATION FPIs (was: <XML:SCRIPT>)
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Fri Jul 10 00:45:30 BST 1998
Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> There are moves to extend urn syntax to encompass MIME types--I don't know
> the status, perhaps they already do.
Assuming they don't, then...
> Anyway there is a general expectation in XML that system identifiers should
> be URIs and that public identifiers should be SGML FPIs. However, until
> this is defined, there is no choice but to use MIME media types for SYSTEM
> identifiers. Even though MIME media types are, strictly speaking, public
> identifiers, they belong in the "WWW" slot not the "ISO" slot (i.e. the
> SYSTEM identifier not the PUBLIC identifier).
Not so. In XML, system identifiers are URIs, period, and URIs are
URNs and URLs, period. MIME types are not yet URNs and definitely
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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