On Feb 19, 2005, at 12:39 PM, Karen Coyle wrote:
> when you formulate a citation you will probably want to use only one
> name form. How will you know which to use?
An authoritative form richly marked-up is the easiest.
In MODS these days, I code names like this:
I then use some XSLT logic to handle initialization when I need it
(take the first character of each given namePart) and when not (append
a period to a given namePart with a single character).
It's not ideal because a) it relies on order of the nameParts for
proper rendering, and b) the logic that determines the "J" is an
initial is implicit, but it's worked for me.
Still, this is why I was suggesting names be carefully considered for