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   Re: [xml-dev] many-to-many

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jcowan@reutershealth.com (John Cowan) writes:
>Our Indo-European ancestors (or antecessors), those of us who have
>them, anyhow.  Adjectives are just a variant of nouns.  In Chinese,
>OTOH, they are a variant of verbs.

I can think through http://simonstl.com/ as either a noun or a verb
without difficulty, but I think the REST folks would prefer that I treat
it as a noun.

In either case, using http://simonstl.com/adjectives/red/ is kind of
stupid, don't you think?

>There is a very nice mapping from media types to URIs: prepend
>"http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/"; to the media type.
>One can do similar things for language tags, port numbers, protocol
>types, etc.

I'm aware of the convention, but I have to confess that using it
repeatedly reduces me to helpless laughter. A 44-character penalty for
using an over-generalized specification is pretty ridiculous.  At least
namespaces provide an abbreviated form that's human-readable, if not

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!
http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org


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