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Re: a guy with 5 first names, from I18N comments on P3P, for vCard/RDF

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 04:21:05 -0600
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <1163758865.3997.195.camel@dirk>

On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 11:08 +0100, Ivan Herman wrote:
> Indeed, and van Mierlo's name was by no means unusual by Dutch
> standards. Although I might consider A.F.M.O. as middle names; I am not
> really sure what 'middle name' means...

The term in the vCard spec isn't 'middle name' but 'additional name';
who knows if that's any clearer...

Is there software that Dutch people commonly use to
manage their contacts? Does it read/write vCard format?
Does it exploit anything beyond
the fullname field? After all, this isn't a philosophical
excercise; it's software engineering.

I didn't put the "van" prefix in any of the n sub-fields.
Is there one that it belongs in? Does this name get
alphabetized under 'v' or under 'M' in the phonebook?

> >  -- http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/grddl-wg/td/card5n.html
> > 
> >  -- http://www.w3.org/2002/12/cal/rfc2426#sec3.1.2

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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