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

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>, 2007-08-09 09:15 -0400:

> 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.

Replacing firstname with givenname seems like a clear improvement.
The rationale for that change is maybe obvious enough that I
really doubt anybody can or will reasonably object to it.

But it doesn't seem obvious to me at least that replacing surname
with familyname would be a clear improvement.


Michael(tm) Smith


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