On Sep 8, 2004, at 9:26 AM, Rebecca S. Guenther wrote:
> we did not want to be making the distinction between primary and
> secondary role, nor did we want to limit it to contributions to the
> content of the resources, since there may be other roles that an
> entity plays where we want to give access from a person/organization's
> name. So we wanted something more neutral. Thus name. Maybe there's a
> better tag, but we didn't come up with one.
This makes sense, and I understand it. Still, you didn't choose a
neutral element name to indicate the structure I'm wanting here; you
left it out.
BTW, FOAF has foaf:maker to cover this structure. I'm not sure I like
the sound of it myself (and it may be closer to dc:creator than to
neutral), but it is one attempt I suppose. In TEI, the more general
term (and even more awkward) is <respStmt>.