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RE: "lastname" and "firstname" are not culturally neutral

From: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2003 18:14:49 +0100
Message-ID: <T615bffb915c407b706434@dtcseuvig2.dtc.lon.ime.reuters.com>
To: "Kurosaka, Teruhiko" <Teruhiko.Kurosaka@iona.com>
Cc: Www International <www-international@w3.org>, public-webont-comments@w3.org

That would be an excellent example, as it is testable.  The 
experiment would be:

A.  Concatenate:

    1.  the unique-within-domain-part

    2.  the "@" character

    3.  the domain name

B.  Send a mail to the resulting address, requesting a reply.

If you get a reply, the experiment is a success.  If you don't, 
then ... hmmm ... choose someone who is willing to answer :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Kurosaka, Teruhiko [mailto:Teruhiko.Kurosaka@iona.com] 
Sent: 02 April 2003 18:07
To: Misha Wolf
Cc: Www International; public-webont-comments@w3.org
Subject: RE: "lastname" and "firstname" are not culturally neutral

> In general, the string formed by concatenating:
> The implication that the resulting string is useful is not 
> culturally neutral.

I see.  Thinking this further, I think any operation or interpretation
of the personal names cannot be culturally neutral.  Perhaps
a better example to use would be something like the internet email 
address, composing of a name, "@" and a domain name ?


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