Public identifiers and topic maps

Steven R. Newcomb srn at
Sat Sep 26 21:50:52 BST 1998

> From: Mike_Spreitzer.PARC at
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> Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 21:47:51 PDT
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> Am I right in understanding that, among perhaps other things, you're
> challenging the idea (which I think is in the XML spec --- please correct me if
> I'm wrong) that every (formal or otherwise) Public Identifier must be
> resolvable to a URI?

Well, I've been *asking* more than I've been *challenging*, but yes,
I think that's one of the things I've been asking.


Steven R. Newcomb, President, TechnoTeacher, Inc.
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