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RE: Self-descriptive assertions

From: Williams, Stuart <skw@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 09:07:01 -0000
Message-ID: <E864E95CB35C1C46B72FEA0626A2E80801EA1A09@0-mail-br1.hpl.hp.com>
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: public-sw-meaning@w3.org

Hello Mark, 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Baker [mailto:mbaker@markbaker.ca] On Behalf Of Mark Baker
> Sent: 26 March 2004 04:04

<snip/>

> > > I believe it's because - as I
> > > said above - that the recipient would believe that the sender is 
> > > trying to communicate the graph.
> > 
> > I guess that your are free to believe (1st believe above) that... but 
> > I don't think it would be a universally shared belief (2nd believe
above).
> 
> Sure.
> 
> FWIW, my mental model which drives this belief is of two 
> agents on either side of an HTTP connection that want to 
> communicate.  As an HTTP message is the only means they have 
> for communication, it's important that the meaning of the 
> communication, as determined by the sender, be pickled up 
> into a message such that when it's received by the other 
> agent, it can be unpickled and that original meaning 
> reconstructed in its entirety.

I'd feel on shaky ground going anywhere near that (some sense of complete
reconstruction of speaker's meaning).

> Mark.
> -- 
> Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca

Stuart
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