[uf-discuss] vcard fn for name in "A. B. Smith" format

Bruce D'Arcus bdarcus.lists at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 07:37:40 PDT 2006

On 8/29/06, Ciaran McNulty <mail at ciaranmcnulty.com> wrote:

> That's a good point, there are quite a few people whose given name is
> their 'middle' name, it could be A. Brian Smith or Anthony B. Smith,
> you can't necessarily assume.

Exactly. "Middle" name is a silly concept in the real world,
particularly when you get beyond North America and maybe parts of
Wstern Europe.

One of the things I think vCard got right is that the name model is
quite international-friendly. It does not assume anything in
particular about the relation between sort order and name part type.
It's why there's no "first/last/middle" structures, and why they have
the sort-string property.


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