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Subject: Re: [docbook] Rename firstname and surname?

On Thu, 9 Aug 2007, Norman Walsh wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I've now received (at least) two separate suggestions that we rename
> firstname to givenname and surname to familyname. Most recently, here:
> http://norman.walsh.name/2007/05/23/docbook50CR4#comment0001
> If there's community support for this, V5.0 is the time to do it.

My only touchstone on this topic is the widely used inetOrgPerson LDAP 
schema, which uses surname (actually, "sn") and givenName. From where 
I sit, the change to givenname would introduce some consistency, while 
the change to familyname would do the opposite. Just my $0.02.

Paul Heinlein <> heinlein@madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/

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