[Fwd: Re: Mixed content]
seaman at noao.edu
Fri Sep 15 10:08:10 PDT 2006
> <IVOmember>Alasdair Allen</IVOmember> <url> http://
> www.babilim.co.uk/blog/ </url> and <NVOmember>Mathew Graham</
> NVOmember> at <institution>Caltech</institution> , <IVOmember>Guy
> Rixen </IVOworker>, and <NVOmember>Bob Seaman</NVOmember> came to
> agreement, perhaps for the first time about anything, that mixed
> content might be allowed in the <A href="http://www.ivoa.net/">IVO</
Isn't <NVOmember> subclassed from <IVOmember>?
> However many others, too numerous to name, felt strongly that mixed
> content is a definite no-no.
"Too numerous to name" raises the question of how IVOA should
represent the transfinite cardinal numbers. How about:
<Aleph subscript="NULL" />
Although, by definition, "too numerous to name" would suggest a
number of members of at least order:
<Aleph subscript="one" />
suggesting that Alasdair, Matthew, Guy and myself have been soundly
> As for me, I would never be caught creating mixed content as that
> would be way too confusing to be understood by any parser much less
> a mere human.
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