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In addition, if another sport from another country had been used as an
analogy, it would have been specific to that country, thus no more i18n than
the baseball analogy.

As John points out, baseball is played internationally.  So are
American-style football, soccer-style football, rugby, and a variety of
other sports.  So the sports analogy *is* international, just not
necessarily everyone's cup of tea if you are not into that particular sport.

If you were to use a rugby analogy, I would be lost as to the specifics.
Even though there are rugby leagues in the U.S., it's not a sport that I've
followed myself.  But I wouldn't be concerned about the lack of i18n and
would probably get the general idea anyway.

Just my 2 cents on a 1 cent topic (oops, I just used a non-i18n simile, I
think). :-)
Douglas Rudder     drudder@drugfacts.com
"The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you 
get up and does not stop until you get into the office. " - Robert Frost 

-----Original Message-----
From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan@mercury.ccil.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 10:10 PM
To: Mayne, Peter
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] If XML is too hard for a programmer, perhaps he'd
b e better off as a crossing guard

Mayne, Peter scripsit:

> (After reading the article, I still have no idea how Sammy Sosa addresses
> fastball, not that I'm interested.)

By hitting it.  Sammy Sosa holds the world's record for the largest
number of home runs in a single year, viz. 66 home runs in 1998.  In a
game in which it is unheard of (at least in recent decades) for anyone
to hit as many as 40% of the fair balls thrown, that is astonishing.

However, although baseball is not a universal interest, it is not U.S.
specific either.  Tim Bray is a Canadian, and Sammy Sosa, though he plays
in the U.S., is a Dominican.  Baseball is also a national sport of Cuba,
Mexico, and Japan.

> Level 1, 243 Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham, ACT, 2602

I find in the Yahoo directory the Tuggeranong Vikings.  Indeed, there are
more links to Australian baseball-related sites than any other country
save Canada and the U.S.

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_

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