Up till now, I've been using the @othertype attribute in the <container>
element in order to accommodate finding aids that assign "box-folder-item"
markup to individual items in collections. Looking through the 2002 DTD, I
see that this attribute has been discontinued. What avenues are available
for doing this sort of markup? In the 2002 Tab Library there is an example
of a finding aid with some item-level description; however, it assumes one
item per folder, so only box-folder numbers are used. Some of our finding
aids describe multiple items in a single container, so each item is
numbered separately. For instance: Folder 1--Item 1, Folder 1--Item 2, etc.
Has anyone found a way to handle this, in the absence of the othertype
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