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Re: Strings and things

From: Thomas B. Passin <tpassin@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 19:36:44 -0400
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
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[Joshua Allen]

> > cannot identify?  URIs are no special in this respect.  Saying that
> some
> > URI can identify cars, while others cannot, is like saying that words
> > beginning with "h" cannot be used to identify a car.
> That's not a good analogy.  It is more like saying that words that end
> in "car" are generally used to identify types of cars.  And the analogy
> is additionally a bad one because we have the option of carefully
> choosing our vocabulary here, while we are stuck with the words we have.
> And if you *had* to invent a new word for a new type of car, chances are
> that you would create a word that has "car" in it.

You mean, like "pickup","coup","convertible","SUV","Mustang", like that?
(sorry, I couldn't resist)

Ambiguously Yours,

Tom P
Received on Monday, 29 April 2002 19:31:11 UTC

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