W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-tag@w3.org > August 2002

RE: URI denumerability

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <clbullar@ingr.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 16:25:38 -0500
Message-ID: <2C61CCE8A870D211A523080009B94E430752B8C0@HQ5>
To: "'Paul Grosso'" <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

Thar proof would indicate that while there are 
an infinite number of URIs, some of them are 
not processable in finite time; so again, 
the proof doesn't add a lot to the architecture.

It does give Cantor a leg up.

len

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Grosso [mailto:pgrosso@arbortext.com]


The proof relies on the fact that the decimal representation of
a real number can have an infinite number of digits.

So the set of URIs is not denumerable if you allow a URI to
have an infinite number of characters in its representation.
Received on Wednesday, 28 August 2002 17:26:11 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 22:55:53 UTC