Karen wrote :
>5) The "text" data element (it might need another name) is a way to
>to unparsed statement from the original metadata record when a
>transformation is done from a citation format to MODS. It may be useful
>display even if it is successfully parsed into detailed elements, and
>may carry data that doesn't get into the subdocument data elements
>the date in the middle example).
Why the date element couldn't be also parsed ?