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RE: Significant W3C Confusion over Namespace Meaning and Policy

From: John Boyer <JBoyer@PureEdge.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 10:52:49 -0800
Message-ID: <7874BFCCD289A645B5CE3935769F0B5275079E@tigger.pureedge.com>
To: "Robin Berjon" <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>
A pretty good one, not without similarities to the 
proof that 1=0.  All one need do is ignore soem
technical detail in some definition, and a logical
system becomes inconsistent.

That it might be another way to look at the
relationship between a container and its contents
is another story.

Certainly, the material girl would go to jail for
shoplifting if she attempted to defend putting
an extra item into a bag of groceries just purchased
with the statement that it is still a bag of groceries.

It might be the same bag, but it's definitely not
the same groceries, and even she would have to 
acknowledge the increase in material.


-----Original Message-----
From: Robin Berjon [mailto:robin.berjon@expway.fr]
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 10:14 AM
To: John Boyer
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Subject: Re: Significant W3C Confusion over Namespace Meaning and Policy

John Boyer wrote:
> B is the same container in line 4 as it is in line 7, but
> B no longer contains the same collection in line 7 that it
> did in line 4.
> Containers change content over time.  The collection
> is the content of the container.

There are other ways of looking at that:


Robin Berjon
   Research Scientist
   Expway, http://expway.com/

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