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Re: Preferable alternative to 'resource'

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:50:57 -0500
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>, Technical Architecture Group WG <www-tag@w3.org>, Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <1190994657.16975.38.camel@pav>

On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 09:44 -0400, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> 
> On 2007-09 -27, at 16:54, Pat Hayes wrote:
> > . Its hard to beat "thing" if we also say that we allow imaginary  
> > and non-existent things.
> 
> Yes.
> 
> > And its harder still to beat "anything".
> >
> 
> But then 'anything' isn't the same part of speech.  'thing' is a  
> noun, but 'anything' is an implicitly universally quantified  
> variable. (The Concise Oxford says 'pronoun or noun').  But you can't  
> say 'the anything'  or 'an anything' or talk about the "class of  
> anythings".

I wonder if the "Cool URIs for the Semantic Web" document could
get by without ever referring directly to the class.

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