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RE: [foaf-dev] SocialWeb anti-pattern wiki? today's annoyance: na me too long/short/weird to fit

From: Len Bullard <len.bullard@uai.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 08:34:31 -0500
Message-ID: <76758090F8686C47A44B6FF52514A1D309D4D31F@hermes.uai.int>
To: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
It's a problem for us in Puerto Rico where two last names are common and the
standards they chose for messaging are decidedly US centric.  Everything can
be adapted until one hits the certification tests.  Then the bureaucracy is
decidedly unresponsive.


From: public-xg-socialweb-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-xg-socialweb-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Norman Gray
Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:22 AM
To: Dan Brickley
Cc: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org; foaf-dev Friend of a; chaals@opera.com;
Subject: Re: [foaf-dev] SocialWeb anti-pattern wiki? today's annoyance: name
too long/short/weird to fit


On 2009 Oct 18, at 11:32, Dan Brickley wrote:

> not everyone understands 'first name' as meaning the same
> thing, and that the rule "all first names must have 5 < x < 20 chars"
> makes no more sense in Croydon than in China.

And just in case anyone is rash enough to think that that's all there  
is to i18n, there's an entertaining discussion of names at


Norman Gray  :  http://nxg.me.uk

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