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   Re: Foreign Names

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>, "XML-DEV (E-mail)" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 16:51:17 -0400

At 03:16 PM 4/15/00 -0400, David Megginson wrote:
>It's relatively simple to rename elements, but extraordinarily
>complicated to translate from one vocab to another in the general
>case.  When you're looking at a large network of users and producers
>rather than a unidirectional information-supply chain, even a simple
>renaming introduces too much complexity -- imagine the browser market
>if each natural language had its own, localized HTML vocabulary.

But imagine the browser market if there was a simple standardized way to
perform that mapping.  That would be amazing, and certainly worth considering.

Simon St.Laurent
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