There is a difference between redundancy in data in your finding aid which
may be necessary as Bill Landis notes for systems that extract information
and display it in other ways but that does not mean that you have to have
redundancy in other displays. As you note, stylesheets can deal with this
issue- up to a point- depending on the rules that you want to impose as to
the circumstances in which information appears or is suppressed.
Michael J. Fox
Assistant Director for Library and Archives
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd West
St. Paul, MN 55102-2409
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Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 4:31 AM
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Subject: Re: Repeating container numbers
I thought that one of the purposes (if not the main one?) of a hierarchical
structure in the DTD was to avoid data redundancy. If repeating some
information helps the user, can't it be done with the style sheet ?
Or did I misunderstand the original question ?