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From: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 13:39:22 +0000
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Having considered this further, I propose that we stick with a 
single element ("name") and create distinct attributes for distinct 
purposes.  I suggest that we should use NMTOKENS only when we need 
to specify two values from the same family of values.

Note: NMTOKENS is a technical term for cases where an attribute 
accepts a space-separated list of values.


I see four purposes:


1. Part of name (attribute name "part")
---------------------------------------

Example values are: pt:given, pt:family, pt:full, pt:usual.

Default value: If @part is omitted, pt:usual is assumed.

Examples are:

  <name>Pablo Picasso</name>
  <name part="pt:given">Pablo</name>
  <name part="pt:family">Picasso</name>
  <name part="pt:full">Pablo Diego José Santiago Francisco de Paula 
    Juan Nepomuceno Crispín Crispiniano de los Remedios Cipriano de 
    la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso</name>

  <name>George W. Bush</name>
  <name part="pt:given">George</name>
  <name part="pt:middle">Walker</name>
  <name part="pt:family">Bush</name>
  <name part="pt:full">George Walker Bush</name>


2. Social scope of name (attribute name "scope" or "role")
----------------------------------------------------------

Example values are: scp:original, scp:baptismal, scp: married, 
scp:usual.

Default value: If @scope is omitted, scp:usual is assumed.

Examples are:

  <name>Marilyn Monroe</name>
  <name scope="scp:original">Norma Jeane Mortenson</name>
  <name scope="scp:baptismal">Norma Jeane Baker</name>
  <name scope="scp:married">Norma Jeane Dougherty</name>
  <name scope="scp:work scp:usual">Marilyn Monroe</name>


3. Styling of name (attribute name "style" or "form")
-----------------------------------------------------

Example values are: st:formal, st:informal, st:sort.

There is no default value.

Examples are:

  <name style="st:formal">Michael Wolf</name>
  <name style="st:informal">Misha Wolf</name>
  <name style="st:sort st:informal">Wolf, Misha</name>
  <name style="st:sort st:formal">Wolf, Michael</name>

  <name style="st:formal">Zinédine Zidane</name>
  <name style="st:informal">Zizou</name>
  <name style="st:sort st:formal">Zidane, Zinédine</name>
  <name style="st:sort st:informal">Zizou</name>


4. Rendition of name (attribute name "rendition")
-------------------------------------------------

An example value is: rnd:pronounce.

An example is:

  <name rendition="rnd:pronounce">Koizumi Jun'ichirō</name>


Misha


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