[rdfweb-dev] RE: foaf and vcard

James Carlyle james.carlyle at takepart.com
Tue Aug 12 13:04:52 UTC 2003


> I see that both the culturally neutral forms and the
> Western-centric forms appear to be legal.  I don't know
> whether that is a recent change.  In any event, by
> allowing the biased forms, foaf still appears to be
> broken.  It would be just as legitimate to consider:
>
>    first name = family name
>
> as to consider:
>
>    last name = family name

Certainly in Japanese the Family Name is normally given first.

For example, from http://kanzaki.com/docs/sw/foaf.html

<foaf:name>神崎正英</foaf:name>

James Carlyle




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