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Subject: Re: URI, SOI (off topic)

/ Terry Allen <tallen@sonic.net> was heard to say:
| But I was saying that the instance wasn't interoperable without
| some additional machinery *beyond* a catalogue.

Why do we care about machinery beyond a catalogue? With a catalog,
it is interoperable. If the world could be made interoperable without
catalogs, we could all go home now, couldn't we?

| Do James's tools really fetch DTDs via HTTP given a URL
| such as
| 	http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.1.2/
| (which currently is an HTML page, so can't be used for testing)?

No, they'd fetch the HTML page at the moment. Although with the new
MIME types for XML, you could get content negotiation working, I

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@East.Sun.COM | In the life of saints, technically so
XML Technology Center     | called, the spiritual facilities are
Sun Microsystems, Inc.    | strong, but what gives the impression of
                          | extravagance proves usually on examination
                          | to be a relative deficiency of
                          | intellect.--William James

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