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:) Thanks for your explanation. Because the examples seemed to contradict the rules, I went with the rules. This is an interesting exercise and lesson for me.
I think these rules could have been written more clearly .. but I won't go on any more about this. It's been an education.
Alex / talexb / Toronto
Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.