Public Identifiers

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Sep 18 17:20:26 BST 1998

Michael Kay wrote:

> I think this response is referring to SGML rather than XML.
> There is no SGML declaration in XML. There is no normative
> link between XML and SGML, and therefore no normative link
> between XML Public Identifiers and SGML FPIs.

Normative, no, but James Clark's SGML declaration
( has some
standing, since it is referred to in the XML Rec.
Nevertheless, most PublicIds in examples are FPIs.
> ... public identifiers are a trick inherited from SGML that
> are probably only useful to people who already have working
> SGML software installed.

Coming soon: an SAX EntityResolver that processes Socats.

John Cowan		cowan at
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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