Re: [xsl] Replacing character entities

Subject: Re: [xsl] Replacing character entities
From: António Mota <amsmota@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 16:28:57 +0000
I used to have as my signature

Quidquid Latinum Dictit, Altun Sonatur

wich seems to be true...

On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 17:03:28 -0500, Wendell Piez
<wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> At 03:02 PM 2/14/2005, you wrote:
> >Tempore 20:52:00, die 02/14/2005 AD, hinc in
> >xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx scripsit <JBryant@xxxxxxxxx>:
> >
> >>My thought as well, as I would certainly not translate "Scio me nihil
> >>scire" as "I know that I know nothing".
> > From an aesthetic point of view, that translation stinks of course; that's
> >why I leave it in Latin on my signature:)
> >
> >>I have not used my Latin in 20
> >>years, but I do recall that "scire" is the infinitive and should be
> >>translated as "to know" (which makes me think a verb is missing and makes
> >>me think it's a fragment of a longer quotation or a badly formed
> >>rewrite).
> >AFAIK, it is a perfect Latin phrase...
> "I know myself to know nothing" would be more literal and less apt.
> As far as Socrates' existence is concerned, it's attested in Xenophon and
> Aristophanes as well as in Plato. There's no reason I know of to believe
> they all made him up. (Whether the person named Socrates was much like
> Plato's "Socrates" character is a different matter.)
> As far as XSLT is concerned -- the old satyr didn't know that either, but
> that seems to have bothered the Delphic Oracle as little as his lack of
> Latinity, when she proclaimed him the wisest.
> Cheers,
> Wendell
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