Proposal: Registerd FPI for HTML public text

"Daniel W. Connolly" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 94 18:35:26 EDT
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Subject: Proposal: Registerd FPI for HTML public text
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Erik Naggum has offered to let us use his registered ISO public
text owner for the WWW 2.0 public text.

Here's what it would look like:

[Note: FPI's for DTDs in general look like:
	"+//registered owner//DTD description//language//version" ]

The 2.0 version of the HTML Level 0 DTD (minimal feature set):
    "+//ISBN 82-7640-037::WWW//DTD HTML Level 0//EN//2.0"

The 2.0 version of the HTML Level 1 DTD, which includes
the above by reference, plus images, highlinghting, etc.:
    "+//ISBN 82-7640-037::WWW//DTD HTML Level 1//EN//2.0"

The 2.0 version of the HTML Level 2 DTD, which includes
the above by reference, plus forms:
    "+//ISBN 82-7640-037::WWW//DTD HTML Level 2//EN//2.0"

The 2.0 version of the HTML DTD:
	(same as Level 2 for the 2.0 version)
    "+//ISBN 82-7640-037::WWW//DTD HTML//EN//2.0"

Most documents would referece "the latest version" ala:
    <DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "+//ISBN 82-7640-037::WWW//DTD HTML//EN">


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Date: 02 Jul 1994 09:31:15 UT
From: Erik Naggum <>
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To: Daniel W. Connolly <>
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Subject: Re: FPI for HTML public text [Was: Public Identifiers for TEI ...]

|   ...I'm in the process
|   of making up formal public identifiers for public text
|   from the HTML 2.0 specification.

a good idea.  please use a registered ISBN as the owner identifier.  if you
need one, you can use mine.  you can use ISBN 82-7640-037 if you need one
in particular.  all I will have to do in this setup is to know where the
public text is kept, and must be able to send it to those who ask for it.

your identifiers could then look like this:

    "+//ISBN 82-7640-037::WWW//DTD HTML 2.0//EN//Level 2"
    "+//ISBN 82-7640-037::WWW//DTD HTML 2.0//EN//Level 1"
    "+//ISBN 82-7640-037::WWW//DTD HTML 2.0//EN//Level 0"

|   and the SGML Declaration, for which I haven't made up an FPI.

what for?  you can't refer to one (until and unless we can beat Charles
over the head with a solid proposal and have him voted down when he
protests :-).

|   Is this a reasonable mapping of this theory-of-operation into the space
|   of FPIs?  Is there a better way to express this using "versions"?

as suggested above.  however, if the Level n business makes fundemental
functional differences, it may be a good idea to include it in the public
text description.

if you want this ISBN number, let me know, and I'll assign it formally.

best regards,

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