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        I think the original XML Data Schemas proposal had this kind of
aliasing on element names and attribute names. So perhaps we have to wait
for industrial strength schemas to validate against and assist search
engines.
Cheers,
David vun Kannon

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Linda van den Brink [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, December 11, 1998 5:20 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: Search Engines
>
> At our translation department, they are planning to use a terminology
> database, in which fixed terms (terms that are used consistently
> throughout
> our documentation) are linked to their, also fixed, translations in
> numerous
> languages. Maybe it would be possible for search engines to use something
> like this? People would then be able to use tag names in the language of
> their choice, while the search engine would know from the 'tag database'
> that <auteur> is the same as <author>...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Maden [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, December 11, 1998 1:08 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Search Engines
>
>
> [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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