On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 7:25 AM, Cristina Ritchie
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> Many of the people mentioned on the pages (authors, editors, etc) have middle names and initials, and I do not know how to fit that in with "family" and "given" name types. Is there a current convention for this?

I don't see this as a limitation.

The problem is names are complex, and the notion of "middle name"
fairly idiosyncratic, and culturally-specific. It doesn't even work
for well for a lot of Western names (consider "J. Edgar Hoover").

Since XML is ordered, I'd either include the names in the given name,
and split them into separate given elements.