Re: Tags and Types (was Re: Re: maps)
Joe English wrote: > > I also use <author>Joe English</author> more often > than <author><givenName>Joe</givenName><surname>English</surname></author>, > for much the same reason. FWIW, for the ASTM E2182 standard we chose to represent names as: <person.name> <given>Jonathan</given> <given>Alan</given> <family>Borden</family> </person.name> which displays nicely as <xsl:value-of select="text()"/> it turns out that particularly in multinational situations, one shouldn't assume that name components come in any particular order e.g. given before family. same for dates, you can't be sure someone won't type the month before the day, or day before the month, before or after the year... as they say when you assume ... ... > > And under NO CIRCUMSTANCES would I ever allow "01" to be used > as an abbreviation for "2001 CE" in any markup vocabulary I design :-) > Selected to demonstrate that markup _reduces_ rather than eliminates ambiguity :-) Jonathan
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