Re: Relationship types

murray@spyglass.com (Murray Altheim) wrote:
> bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak) writes:
> >Is it possible to agree on a basic list of such types?
> In English, possibly. Not much use for the rest of the world unless you as
> a non-English speaker don't mind learning the meanings of some rather
> complicated relationships in a foreign language.

User agents are free to use local translations in an interface, just
as some user agents choose not to display the pointy brackets that
surround a BR element in HTML... :-)

The alternative is to use numbers, as per the MARC library cataloguing
scheme, but in fact arbitrary sequences of letters are probably no harder
to use than arbitrary sequences of numbers...