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Re: Comments on straw poll

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 12:53:43 -0400
Message-ID: <3922CE97.587E3F4E@reutershealth.com>
To: keshlam@us.ibm.com, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
keshlam@us.ibm.com wrote:

> >strong majority support for strict literal approach
> 
> I hate to ask, but: If there is really a strong agreement on this solution,
> why are we still debating? 

Because the people who can't live with it form a substantial minority.

In 1642, the English Parliament passed a bill excluding bishops of the
Church of England from sitting in Parliament.  Before 1642 and after 1660,
the House of Lords contains them *ex officio* as Lords Spiritual, in addition
to the hereditary and for-life Lords Temporal.  How did that happen?

	Because they that hated bishops, hated them worse than
	the Devil; and they that loved them, did not love them
	so well as their dinners; and so the Bill was passed.
		--(I forget who said this)

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