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Subject: Re: Core Component Analysis - SWIFT's Comments

The 'Oxford English' will please Elizabeth 2nd !! :-)

Cheers, Phil
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William J. Kammerer" <wkammerer@foresightcorp.com>
To: "ebXML Core" <ebxml-core@lists.ebxml.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 3:35 AM
Subject: Re: Core Component Analysis - SWIFT's Comments

> Mary Kay Blantz told Steve Tompkins "that the plan is to start with
> Oxford English.  People who require tags in other languages intend to
> develop Core Components (and tags) in those languages."
> So application data tags will (initially) be in this "Oxford English,"
> which I continue to maintain doesn't exist.  If Mary Kay means that the
> Oxford English Dictionary spellings are to be used, I want to make sure
> we aren't being sucked into a vortex of weird spellings and fairy-tale
> phrases.  So I checked into the OED at my local public library.  My
> god - it was something like 16 volumes!  They looked brand new, like
> they've never been cracked open - which isn't too surprising considering
> we rubes are not considered a literate bunch.
> But I did pick out a few volumes, and found to my surprise very little
> to offend my republican sensibilities. Most of the words, especially the
> suspicious ones that end in "ization" and "ize," were correctly spelled.
> And "jail" was, well, "jail"!  The Websterian "Color" was deprecated
> with a terse "see Colour,"  but I can live with that.  Okay - if Mary
> Kay wants to lug the dictionary to Vancouver, I'll agree to use it.
> Finally, Steve is looking forward to my inevitable response.  I think
> he's fishing for some kind of an apology.
> William J. Kammerer
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