> From: Andrew E Switala [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 11 June, 2004 10:55
> Subject: Re: [MODS] names and abbreviation
> Annoying case one: hyphenated given names. If you break them
> up into multiple <namePart> elements, where does the hyphen go?
It doesn't. The hyphen is a display convention. Keep markup
and content separate. The display rules may say to for each
name part after the first, add a hyphen, before concatenating
the name part. Or other display conventions may be used.
A separate but related topic: there is a preceived problem
with AACR2, where they use punctuation to denote markup of
sub-pieces. I understand why they do it, but in an XML
environment, the sub-pieces should be marked up so you don't
rely on display conventions to delineate content.