|Subject:||Re: DOCBOOK: Fw: E-mail in Author tag|
|From:||Norman Walsh (nd...@nwalsh.com)|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2000 2:55:13 pm|
/ Jorge Godoy <god...@conectiva.com.br> was heard to say: | On Wed, Jan 26, 2000 at 04:35:46PM +0100, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote: | > On Tuesday 25 January 2000, at 20 h 18, the keyboard of Eliot Landrum | > <eli...@landrum.cx> wrote: | > | > > > What would the best way be for me to put the author's e-mail address in | > > the | > > > <author> tag? | > | > I use : | > | > <author> | > <firstname>Stéphane</firstname> | > <surname>Bortzmeyer</surname> | > <affiliation> | > <orgname>The Debian Project</orgname> | > <address><email>bort...@debian.org</email></address> | > </affiliation> | > </author> | | But, isn't this e-mail address the organization's address? There | should be the possibility to use the e-mail element right in the | author scope, not in the affiliation's scope.
Well, I'm not sure I agree (though I feel your pain :-). The direct children of author are all parts of the author's name and an email address isn't really part of a name.
<digression> And if it is part of your name, that's because you've legally changed your name and made it your, um, probably surname.
<digression> Hmm, is that <author><surname>Madonna</surname></author>, <author><firstname>Madonna</firstname></author>, or <author><othername>Madonna</othername></author>? Or has she not yet written her autobiography? :-) </digression>
OK, someone must have done this, can anyone cite a case? Or do governments not consider "@" a letter in any language and hence would refuse my attempt to legally become "nd...@nwalsh.com"? </digression>
I suppose one compromise would be:
<author> <firstname>Norman</firstname> <surname>Walsh</surname> <affiliation role="self"> <address><email>nd...@nwalsh.com</email></address> </affiliation> <affiliation role="employer"> <orgname>Arbortext, Inc.</orgname> <address><email>nwa...@arbortext.com</email></address> </affiliation> </author>
But it would be nice if this was easier?
Anyone got a suggestion?