At the time the EAD Cookbook was released, I commented that the accompanying
XSLT stylesheets were considered to be in draft form. Since their release,
a number of you have written pointing out a variety of shortcomings,
particularly a bug that renders them incompatible with Saxon and the MSXML
engine. These have been revised but before the new versions are posted to
the EAD Help Pages, I want to issue another general call for comments.
Compliments are always appreciated but mostly I'm looking for suggestions
for revisions, any problems people have encountered, or additional features
that might be useful.
I would be particularly interest in hearing from anyone who is using the
display features for containers where, as opposed to displaying both box and
folder numbers, your finding aids only show box numbers, only folder
numbers, a combined box/folder number, or no container numbers at all. Are
these features working properly for you?
Michael J. Fox
Acting Assistant Director for Library and Archives
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd West
St. Paul, MN 55102-2409
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