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Subject: Re: Search Engines
From: Chris Maden <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:General discussion of Extensible Markup Language <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 10 Dec 1998 19:07:39 -0500
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[Linda van den Brink]
> Why? I used the TEI dtd to markup selections of Dutch poems. It
> never bothered me that the tag names are in English. Do you mean
> that people who don't speak English will want to create tags in
> their native language, or are there other reasons as well?

Evidently, you are comfortable with English.  I'm going to guess that
the data entry pool at the Duma is less so; I think they'd rather have
<slon glupy="da"/> to work with.  XML applications may all be created
by those comfortable enough with English to read the spec and use the
English portions of the Internet.  Though I don't think that will be
the case, even if it were, the end-users of the applications will not
all be as comfortable with English.

-Chris
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<!NOTATION SGML.Geek PUBLIC "-//Anonymous//NOTATION SGML Geek//EN">
<!ENTITY crism PUBLIC "-//O'Reilly//NONSGML Christopher R. Maden//EN"
"<URL>http://www.oreilly.com/people/staff/crism/ <TEL>+1.617.499.7487
<USMAIL>90 Sherman Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA" NDATA SGML.Geek>

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