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Re: FW: (Second) Last Call for XPointer 1.0

  • From: John Aldridge <john.aldridge@i...>
  • To: xml-dev@l...
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 12:06:52 +0000

jonathan cowan
At 06:20 12/01/2001 -0500, Jonathan Cowan wrote:
>On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Jonathan Borden wrote:
> > By downloading and reading this message you agree to pay Jonathan 
> Borden the
> > sum of $1,000,000 US dollars.
> >
> > Jonathan -- just sitting here waiting for the bucks to roll in :-)
>No, that contract *is* silly -- there's no actual or implied agreement.
>But consider this announcement:
>"According to these moth-eaten documents, I own the land under your house.
>But if you agree to let me stay at your house whenever I want,
>I will undertake not to evict you.  This is not a lease."
>What would you do?  Sit tight, or put up with the unwanted guest?

OK, but then I don't see what the purpose is in adding "by continuing to 
live in your house you agree to be bound by these terms".  Of course, 



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