On Tue, 11 Nov 1997, Peter Kidd wrote:
> Perhaps the ideal would be to have a container element such as <persname>,
> in which one could bundle a number of <name> tags, each with a 'Type'
> attribute, which could be set to 'Surname', 'Alias', 'Nickname',
> 'Pen-name', 'Maiden name', etc. Such tagging would both allow greater
> flexibility in the output, as well as enabling more sophisticated searching
> on names.
Hmm... I think the intent of the previous question was, how do
we REDUCE the time on such tagging ... this approach would
certainly increase the flexibility for output and searching,
but does that outweigh the extra time spent? Returning to the
original question, I would say that at least for controlled access
terms, it continues to be important to list last name first so
that searchers may scan lists of names.
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