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Re: What is an XML document?
- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: Dan Connolly <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 09:29:19 -0500
Dan Connolly wrote:
> (a) the definitions you have in mind are
> ultimately connected to the physical world,
> about which there are no logical necessities/certainties;
> the best tools we have for defining such terms
> are very-repeatable experiments.
Terms are not defined by experiment. I define "gold" as "one or more
atoms of the element whose atomic number is 79"; determining whether
some particular object is or is not gold depends on experiment;
but knowing what gold is, does not.
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