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   Re: Internationalization and naming

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 04 Jan 1999 14:28:21 -0500

At 10:57 AM 1/4/99 -0800, Andrew Layman wrote:
>Thanks.  One of the intentions of XML-Data was to make aliases for names
>explicit.  See http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/NOTE-XML-data-0105/#Aliases
>Here is text from the proposal:
>ElementTypes can be know be different names in different languages or
>domains. The equivalence of several names is effected by the sameAs
>attribute, as in 
><elementTypeEquivalent id="livre" type="#Book"/>
><elementTypeEquivalent id="auteur" type="#author"/>

I'm glad I'm not the first to come up with this, and glad to see as well
that the idea's had a reasonably full expression.  Aliasing seems not to be
in DCD, and I know we didn't provide it in XSchema.  Internationalization
seems like a compelling reason to include it, though I can imagine people
using it for other tasks, like minimization.

Might be nice to include a language identifier for the alias, too.  Neat

Simon St.Laurent
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