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   Re: [xml-dev] Schema fragments for everyday stuff

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Jonathan Borden scripsit:

>    <person.name>
>        <given>John</given>
>        <given>William</given>
>        <family>Smith</family>
>         <suffix>Jr.</suffix>
>    </person.name>

The components of person.name given by your schema are given, middle,
family, prefix, and suffix.  How do you map names like "Abu Ali al-Husain
ibn Abdallah ibn Sina" (alias "Avicenna"), or "Karen Ingridsdottir",
where "Ingridsdottir" is *not* a family name?  Is "Suharto" a given name?
And do components appear in display order, as it appears here, and if so,
how do you determine what the sort order is ("Smith, John William" for
John, "Karen Ingridsdottir" for Karen, and who-knows-what for Avicenna)?

These are serious questions, not sarcasm.

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