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Re: Draft for review: Personal names around the world

From: Gunnar Bittersmann <gunnar@bittersmann.de>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:03:25 +0200
Message-ID: <4E3A8A8D.6020807@bittersmann.de>
To: www-international@w3.org
I’m afraid I can’t keep my promise to shut up.

Section To split or not to split? requires to “try to avoid using the 
labels ‘first name’ and ‘last name’ in non-localized forms”. The graphic 
(‘First M Last’) on the right side under the heading Implications for 
field design 
[http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-personal-names#fielddesign] breaks 
that very rule.

Don’t give a bad example, at least not uncommented. Put a big red X over 
this sample form, or drop the graphic.


The question reads “the design of forms, ontologies, etc.” while it is
“the design of forms and databases” for the intended audience and 
“create web forms, databases, or ontologies” under Background.

IMHO databases are a more common use case, so if you’re gonna keep the 
question short, you might use “databases” instead of “ontologies” in the 
question (and in the meta description).


To be consistent with the identifiers in the name schemes, you might 
rename 'given-patronymic-family' to 'givenName-patronymic-familyName'.


Shift the space in 'her<span lang="es" xml:lang="es"> apellidos</span>' 
to 'her <span lang="es" xml:lang="es">apellidos</span>'.

BTW, wouldn’t it be appropriate to have ‘apellidos’ in italics not just 
on the first occurrence, but on every? I.e. '<i class="foreign" 
lang="es" xml:lang="es">apellidos</i>' instead of '<span lang="es" 
xml:lang="es">apellidos</span>'?

Gunnar
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