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Re: Implement data rules in application code?

  • From: dal <dalapeyre@mulberrytech.com>
  • To: Thomas Passin <list1@tompassin.net>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:47:55 -0400

Re:  Implement data rules in application code?
The JATS XML vocabulary for journal articles does a few things

 - A person does not need to have a <surname>, they can
   have only <given-names> as folks may do in Indonesia.

 - A person can have multiple <surname>s (partronymic etc.)

  - The <given-names> element can also repeat, so you can
    put all your given names into one “Kenneth Pritchard Carnu”
    or split them up into 3 <given-names> elements.

Good for flexible tagging and not so good for consistency of


P.S. My great-uncle was assigned the middle name “None” during
that same war.


> On Apr 12, 2017, at 9:10 AM, Thomas Passin <list1@tompassin.net> wrote:
> On 4/12/2017 3:43 AM, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>> I have often felt concern for how difficult filling out forms must be
>> I expect most of us know people with similar problems: an Indonesian
>> mate has only one name "What is your first name?" "Munali" What is your
>> last name?" "Munali" "So Munali Munali?" "No just Munali".  Transgender
>> people must be quite patient. Are validations against men having
>> husbands or women having wives being disabled as we sit here?
> My father, who did not have a middle name, told me that (in World War II), when he was in the U.S Army, that his service records listed his middle name as "NMN" (No Middle Name).

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