RE: If XML is too hard for a programmer, perhaps he'd b e bett
In addition, if another sport from another country had been used as an analogy, it would have been specific to that country, thus no more i18n than the baseball analogy. As John points out, baseball is played internationally. So are American-style football, soccer-style football, rugby, and a variety of other sports. So the sports analogy *is* international, just not necessarily everyone's cup of tea if you are not into that particular sport. If you were to use a rugby analogy, I would be lost as to the specifics. Even though there are rugby leagues in the U.S., it's not a sport that I've followed myself. But I wouldn't be concerned about the lack of i18n and would probably get the general idea anyway. Just my 2 cents on a 1 cent topic (oops, I just used a non-i18n simile, I think). :-) ____________________________________ Douglas Rudder drudder@d... "The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up and does not stop until you get into the office. " - Robert Frost -----Original Message----- From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan@m...] Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 10:10 PM To: Mayne, Peter Cc: xml-dev@l... Subject: Re: If XML is too hard for a programmer, perhaps he'd b e better off as a crossing guard Mayne, Peter scripsit: > (After reading the article, I still have no idea how Sammy Sosa addresses a > fastball, not that I'm interested.) By hitting it. Sammy Sosa holds the world's record for the largest number of home runs in a single year, viz. 66 home runs in 1998. In a game in which it is unheard of (at least in recent decades) for anyone to hit as many as 40% of the fair balls thrown, that is astonishing. However, although baseball is not a universal interest, it is not U.S. specific either. Tim Bray is a Canadian, and Sammy Sosa, though he plays in the U.S., is a Dominican. Baseball is also a national sport of Cuba, Mexico, and Japan. > Level 1, 243 Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham, ACT, 2602 I find in the Yahoo directory the Tuggeranong Vikings. Indeed, there are more links to Australian baseball-related sites than any other country save Canada and the U.S. -- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan@c... To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --_The Hobbit_ ----------------------------------------------------------------- The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl>
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