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Re: Resources and representations (was RE: Subgroup to handle semantics of HTTP etc?)

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 11:06:57 -0400
To: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>
Cc: "Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)" <skw@hp.com>, "wangxiao@musc.edu" <wangxiao@musc.edu>, W3C-TAG Group WG <www-tag@w3.org>, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, Jonathan A Rees <jar@mumble.net>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20071024150656.GK29533@mercury.ccil.org>

Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) scripsit:

> I think you meant "racine" instead of "radix".  And BTW, I did not
> coin the term "racine", I got it from CWM code that TimBL checked in
> on 29-Dec-2001:

Racine or radix (or radish or even licorice, for that matter), they're
all roots to me.  And even the OED finds only one citation for "racine",
from line 4881 of the anonymous part of the Middle English (around 1400)
translation of the French _Romance of the Rose_.

In modern spelling:

        For of each sin it is the root.
	Unlawful lust, though it be sweet,
	And of all evil the racine.

John Cowan   http://ccil.org/~cowan    cowan@ccil.org
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