ISSUE-71: clarify culturally-linked references to name position

clarify culturally-linked references to name position

State:
CLOSED
Product:
contacts-api
Raised by:
Addison Phillips
Opened on:
2011-07-04
Description:
Section 4.4.1
http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/contacts/#idl-def-ContactName

WG Approved: No.

The section on contactName attributes contains references such as:

--
familyName of type DOMString, nullable

This attribute contains the family name (also referred to as the last name) of this Contact.
--

The family name is not always the "last name". In some cultures it appears first, for example. Please clarify these cultural references. I would suggest:

"This attribute contains the family name (which is also referred to, in some cultures, as the surname or last name) of this Contact."

Note: this comment also applies to "givenName" ("first name").

As a general observation, it would be useful to provide more international examples of names. "Mr. Joe Smith Jr." is not fully indicative of the richness of people's names.
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  1. Review of tracker issues for best practices (part II) (from addison@lab126.com on 2015-03-28)
  2. Re: I18N-ISSUE-71: clarify culturally-linked references to name position [Contacts API] (from ishida@w3.org on 2011-07-06)
  3. I18N-ISSUE-71: clarify culturally-linked references to name position [Contacts API] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2011-07-04)

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Addison Phillips <addison@amazon.com>, Chair, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, Fuqiao Xue <xfq@w3.org>, Atsushi Shimono <atsushi@w3.org>, Staff Contacts
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