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Re: sketch of an exposition

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 08:46:06 -0500
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, AWWSW TF <public-awwsw@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1274708766.3925.15314.camel@pav>
On Mon, 2010-05-24 at 09:04 -0400, Jonathan Rees wrote:
> OK, you've convinced me I'm so incompetent around "reference" that
> I've completely removed it from my next draft (which I hope to have
> ready by this afternoon, in time for review before tomorrow's call).

Gee... I didn't think you were *that* far off... but this bit
did go too far:

| We'll suppose that (in any given conversation or context) a URI refers
| to at most one Thing.

A URI refers to at most one Thing in each FOL interpretation; in
a typical conversation, it's roughly a zero probability event that both
speakers have the same interpretation. (And even the interpretation
of each speaker probably evolves over the course of a conversation.)

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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