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Re: what matters is what's said, not what's meant

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@isr.umd.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 10:01:33 -0400
Cc: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, public-sw-meaning@w3.org
To: pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Message-Id: <16F54D6B-FA61-11D7-9477-0003939E0B44@isr.umd.edu>

On Thursday, October 9, 2003, at 09:50  AM, pat hayes wrote:
[snip]
> Suggestion: lets decide to NEVER make rules that require consistency.

Hear hear.

> What we can do is to make rules about what should be done if 
> inconsistencies are detected, or about who is responsible for clearing 
> up the mess, or whatever. But if we say that its wrong to be 
> inconsistent, then the task of being right becomes unmanageably 
> complex very quickly.  Its almost impossible to be SURE you are 
> avoiding inconsistencies whenever you open your mouth (or your web 
> server), even if you want to: and as Peter points out, you may well 
> not want to be consistent with everyone.

I don't EVER want to be consistent with everyone. Ever. Certainly not 
on everything. Hell, I'll diagree with SOMETHING just to maintain this 
principle.

Cheers,
Bijan Parsia.
Received on Thursday, 9 October 2003 10:01:02 GMT

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