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Re: [Fwd: RE: "information resource"]

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 14:24:53 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Cc: len.bullard@intergraph.com
Message-id: <87ekjvhoju.fsf@nwalsh.com>
You took all the context out of my statement, Len. That's not quite
cricket. I meant that within a technical document, we get to say how
we're using words *in that document*. Changing the color of the box,
as Stuart would likely express it, doesn't change what's in the box.
And technical specifications are all about saying what goes in the

I was not making a statement about the meaning of words in general. I
may or may not agree with the more general statement as you've
expressed it, but it isn't what I was saying in that message :-)

/ "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <len.bullard@intergraph.com> was heard to say:
| Ok.  Resources are meaningless bits until you 
| say what they mean.   An information resource is one 
| act removed from a resource.   Such an act may be 
| conflating (say overloading) a URI to be a 
| name, an interpretation, and an identifier.
| The unification of a triple is not a fact; it is an act.
| len
| -----Original Message-----
| From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
| Norman Walsh
| Words mean what we say they mean.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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