I must agree with Řyvind that the Guidelines are not very clear on this point,
or at least provide scope for widely varying practices in this respect. For the
Online Froissart project we only use <name> for proper nouns or noun phrases
which as a whole are proper names. For all the things we want to mark up,
including noun phrases which contain proper nouns, we use <rs>.
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> Subject: Re: Anonymous placeNames and (persNames)
> Řyvind Eide wrote:
> > By the way, there are no strict definition of what a name actually is
> > in the guidelines, right?
> > "<name> (name, proper noun) contains a proper noun or noun phrase."
> > ...English is not my mother language, but according to the decription
> > above, may not a description be seen as a name? "The green house at
> > the corner"?
> Err, no.