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Re: [closed] Re: buglet in syntax / test cases

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 11:24:10 -0500
Message-Id: <p05210602bb051eadfdca@[10.0.100.24]>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org

>From: Benja Fallenstein <b.fallenstein@gmx.de>
>Subject: Re: [closed] Re: buglet in syntax / test cases
>Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 23:21:25 +0200
>
>>
>>  Hi Peter,
>>
>>  Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>>  >>From http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml, Section 2.3
>>  >
>>  >	[Definition: A Name is .... Names beginning with the string "xml",
>>  >	or any string which would match (('X' | 'x') ('M' | 'm') ('L' |
>>  >	'l')), are reserved for standardization in this or future versions
>>  >	of this specification.]
>>  >
>>  > Hmm.  I guess, then that the name XMLnewname is not reserved.  Strange.
>>
>>  You can read this as: "Names beginning with (the string "xml" or any
>>  string which would match...)," i.e. 'beginning with the string "xml" or
>>  *with* any string which would match'. I think amongst the possible
>>  interpretations, this is the most reasonable one.
>>
>>  - Benja
>
>I view this reading as a mangling of the English language.  (But then what
>do I know, coming from Canada?)

I discovered years ago that US English isn't English. I don't see any 
reason to suppose that Canadian English isn't yet another separate 
language.  After all, some people speak French up there, eh?

Pat

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