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Re: HTTP 1.1 document terminology.

From: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 08:18:04 -0500 (CDT)
To: Dave Kristol <dmk@allegra.att.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960430081055.15504B@hopf.math.nwu.edu>
On Tue, 30 Apr 1996, Dave Kristol wrote:

> 
> Please, there's no word "genericity".  
> 

Well, you are right in the sense that it does not occur in the Oxford
English Dictionary, but it is a very widely used technical term in
mathematics.  It means the property of being generic (which is another
technical term).  I just did a search of Mathematical Revues and found
68 articles with the word "genericity" in the title.

This is off the subject though as your point was well taken.


John Franks 	Dept of Math. Northwestern University
		john@math.nwu.edu
Received on Tuesday, 30 April 1996 06:21:44 EDT

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