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Re: update on vCard edits and The Compromise

From: Garret Wilson <garret@globalmentor.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 07:52:16 -0700
Message-ID: <46A8B520.5060902@globalmentor.com>
To: Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus@gmail.com>
CC: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, bnowack@appmosphere.com, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>

Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
> I might be wrong, but I thought Garrett agreed prefixes and suffixes 
> aren't ordered? I thought he just wanted to remove the restriction on 
> cardinality?

That is correct. I can't think of a scenario in which "Dr." is 
subordinate to "Mr." or vice-versa. Or "Jr." and "III", for that matter. 
With such limited ranges, most systems will be able to put them in a 
nice order, depending on the circumstances.

> Yes, but I'm still unclear how additional names as ordered is helpful, 
> unless you follow the problematic nco convention of treating only the 
> first given name as the proper given name and any others as ordered 
> additional names.

That's what I proposed. Names are intrinsically ordered. I was happy 
getting at least some order in the spec, but now it seems that even one 
little ordered something is too much for RDF.

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