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Subject: Re: Tag Languages, UID's etc.

At 03:39 PM 1/28/01 -0500, William J. Kammerer wrote:
>if political correctness dictated that the BSR Semantic Components be
>expressed in French, they would still be useful and somewhat
>decipherable to English-speaking programmers who had to sully their
>hands with XML. Unlike UCC/EAN UPCs, our vocabulary doesn't really have
>to be simplified (by conversion to numeric IDs) to the point where it
>can be bar-coded and scanned.

Or to put it another way -- better to use tag names that at least
one segment of the population has a hope of understanding than
to use tag names that no person has a hope of understanding.
	-- paraphrasing Jon Bosak with whom I agree on this subject

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