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RE: what RDF is not (was ...)

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 07:26:18 -0500
To: Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020104072618B.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
From: Mark Birbeck <Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net>
Subject: RE: what RDF is not (was ...) 
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 11:29:26 -0000 

> > From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider [mailto:pfps@research.bell-labs.com]
> > In particular, how can RDF say something a particular
> > arbitrary real number?  There just aren't enough URIs to 
> > provide names for
> > them all.
> 
> I don't follow you. Are you saying that there are less URIs than there are
> numbers? If you are, then this surely can't be true, since at the very least
> you could for any number create a URI such as:
> 
> 	http://www.someschemaorg.org/datatypes/int#347789

How many URIs are there?  Only countably infinite.   How many real numbers
are there?  Uncountably infinite.  QED.

peter
Received on Friday, 4 January 2002 07:28:00 GMT

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