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[Bug 2249] R-257: Health warning needed about percent-escaping URIs

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Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 17:29:13 +0000
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------- Comment #7 from cmsmcq@w3.org  2007-09-24 17:29 -------
p.s. Discussion during the telcon made clear that it should also be pointed
out that what is at issue here are not arbitrarily long strings (i.e. 
strings whose length is some large integer) but infinitely long strings
(i.e. strings whose length is not equal to any integer at all, but is
infinite).  Arbitrarily long strings ARE included in the descriptions of 
our lexical spaces.

A discussion of the relevant issues which some WG members have found
interesting in the past is given in D. Terence Langendoen and Paul M. Postal,
The Vastness of Natural Languages (London: Basil Blackwell, 1984).  
Langendoen and Postal are concerned with natural not artificial languages,
but their discussion of the mathematical and formal background is 
relevant also for our concerns.
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