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Re: use/mention and reification

From: <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 01:08:50 +0100
To: danbri@w3.org
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <OF5D582C4A.DCD37BE2-ONC1256B4B.00009651@bayer-ag.com>
[...]

> The point isn't that "lois's idea of superman" and "lois's idea of clark"
> are distinct entities worthy of our concern. I was trying to make a much
> more mundane and (I'd hoped) less woolly point. Lois lacks complete
> information about the name-to-world mappings. Her views, messages, diary
> entries and (we ought to steer clear of this) mental states will all be
> affected by her lack of the 'complete picture'. On the Web, we have a
> similar situation: no one document or agent has the whole story. Often
> they're wrong, or lack information. The partial information aspect of this
> is my main concern: if *everyone* had faultless access to the meaning of
> each and every URI name, I wouldn't have my current concerns about
> reification.

indeed

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Jos
Received on Wednesday, 23 January 2002 19:09:16 EST

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