From: "Bruce D'Arcus" <[log in to unmask]>
> Why does MODS allow mods:mods as root? It seems to add another
> variable that one must take into account in processing (as in, I can
> never know what the root is), with zero benefit.
I'm not sure I understand the question.
MODS allows a number of possible root elements in order to declare those
elements global, but a "MODS record" has to have root <mods>. (Thus a
"mods instance" and a "mods record" are not the same thing -- "instance"
as in the xml definition of "instance", vs. "record", the mods defintion
of "record".) Does that address the question?