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Re: Angels

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 08:44:59 -0700
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010816083537.034c0910@mail.gorge.net>
To: Neil Smith <neil_smith@newton.co.uk>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
At 04:22 PM 8/16/01 +0100, Neil Smith wrote:
>Can we not get the product established in real world applications, and 
>then tidy it up later?

Not if the "establishing" is contingent on the "tidying".

However there is some tendency to insist that "facts" = "problems" and this 
is often a stretch. It may be "factual" that there could be two people on 
the planet named "William Baldridge Loughborough, Jr." but it'd be hard to 
convince me that the "problems" therefrom would make the current practices 
of naming children unusable.

In fact I'd bet that pedants can find endless reasons to further delay use 
of this stuff until we can have another pointless conference over it. 
Xanadu has been vaporware for longer than WWW has transformed many aspects 
of life on the planet.

If there's any chance that "getting on with it" can help end such notions 
as "starving babies" and "war" then let's do more of that. If, however 
there is a truly "fatal flaw" in what's in the 
specs/standards/recommendations/procedures/languages/+, BRING IT. Just 
don't confuse "facts" with "problems".

--
Love.
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