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Re: universal languages

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2001 14:29:07 -0500
To: danbri@w3.org
Cc: timbl@w3.org, horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk, www-rdf-logic@w3.org
Message-Id: <20010201142907N.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Subject: Re: universal languages
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 14:24:49 -0500 (EST)

> On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> 
> > From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
> > Subject: Re: universal languages
> > Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 13:58:43 -0500 (EST)
> >
> > >
> > > One might also point out that XML can "represent anything"... as can
> > > Unicode...
> > >
> > > dan
> >
> >
> > I most strongly disagree with the first part of this statement!  (I also
> > disagree with the second part, but less strongly.)
> 
> I assert that you should agree or disagree with both equally, for the
> mischievous sense of "represent" that I had in mind.
> 
> <Blob>
>   Dan Brickley believes that XML can represent anything, but Peter
>   Patel-Schneider doesn't (yet) agree with him.
> </Blob>
> 
> Dan

OK, OK.  I hadn't thought of that mischievous a sense of representation.
However, I still don't disagree with both equally.

peter
Received on Thursday, 1 February 2001 14:30:08 GMT

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