RE: [SML] Preliminary EBNF for SML
At 26 Nov 1999 17:20 -0800, Don Park wrote: > Internationalization is also less of a problem than you > think. Translating English name to foreign words usually > results in a weird words. Just ask any foreigner with > foreign version of Windows if the menu commands made good > sense to them when they first started using it. The fact > is that when a person learns how to use computers in non- > English speaking countries, they have to learn a whole new > set of words consisting of old or uncommon words overloaded > with new meanings. > > Also, we are going to have a big problem with schema > differences in the future and I would rather not have > foreign language variations of common tags like <name> and > <address> in the pot as well. Well, it often seems to me that the U.S. is not an English-speaking country, and compared to English, American spelling shows a lot of foreign language variations. When we choose the one, true set of common tags, it's nice to know we'll have <colour>, not <color>. Regards, Tony Graham ====================================================================== Tony Graham mailto:tgraham@m... Mulberry Technologies, Inc. http://www.mulberrytech.com 17 West Jefferson Street Direct Phone: 301/315-9632 Suite 207 Phone: 301/315-9631 Rockville, MD 20850 Fax: 301/315-8285 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Mulberry Technologies: A Consultancy Specializing in SGML and XML ====================================================================== xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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