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RE: Learning from other disciplines?

From: Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 14:40:42 +0000
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
CC: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>, Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, AWWSW TF <public-awwsw@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD2B872281385A439B98164F5351E6DD416FD6ADA3@GVW1144EXB.americas.hpqcorp.net>
> From: Alan Ruttenberg [mailto:alanruttenberg@gmail.com] 
> [ . . . ]
> Don't confuse words with the entities they denote (one of 
> David's mistakes).

Huh?   Obviously I understand full well the difference between words and the entities they denote.  However, I *do* often assume that the reader *also* understands this difference.  Hence as a shorthand I sometimes use evocative names (or URIs) rather than spelling out their definitions when the intent seems clear and the particular definitions would be irrelevant.  

If you see any case where the intent has not been clear, or if you think I've just plain made a mistake somewhere, please let me know so that I can correct it.  I certainly don't want anyone to have this kind of confusion.


David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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