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RE: "lastname" and "firstname" are not culturally neutral

From: Kurosaka, Teruhiko <Teruhiko.Kurosaka@iona.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 09:06:31 -0800
Message-ID: <D4A5CCF30A322D4A80FCF05A8BAC8D7562A371@AMERWEST-EMS1.IONAGLOBAL.COM>
To: "Misha Wolf" <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Cc: "Www International" <www-international@w3.org>, <public-webont-comments@w3.org>

> In general, the string formed by concatenating:
...
> The implication that the resulting string is useful is not 
> culturally neutral.

I see.  Thinking this further, I think any operation or interpretation
of the personal names cannot be culturally neutral.  Perhaps
a better example to use would be something like the internet email 
address, composing of a name, "@" and a domain name ?

KUROSAKA Teruhiko
Received on Wednesday, 2 April 2003 12:06:40 GMT

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