At 07:35 2-07-2001, Peter Flynn wrote:
><!NOTATION PDF PUBLIC
> "-//Adobe//NOTATION Portable Document Format//EN"
I feel compelled to note that Peter has a very bad habit in constructing
formal public identifiers (that -// stuff). The owner (the first part
after -//, "Adobe" in this case) is the owner of the *identifier*, not the
owner of the *entity*. When constructing a formal public identifier for
someone else's stuff, use your own owner name; otherwise, you're polluting
someone else's namespace.
For a more modern analogy, this is like defining an XML namespace in
someone else's domain:
This would be rude, at best, and actionable at worst.
For many graphics formats, Steve DeRose and David Durand's book _Making
Hypermedia Work_ provides formal public identifiers in their book's ISBN
namespace for free public use.
Christopher R. Maden, XML Consultant
DTDs/schemas - conversion - ebooks - publishing - Web - B2B - training
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