No report as such from this tool, I just happened to notice this
particular issue because I was comparing output from the tool to some
simple changes I'd made in order to decide how best to do this
conversion. I don't think it's putting in a default value in this case.
I do suspect its solution to not being able to use type="single" in
EAD2002 is to use the datechar attribute. As I mentioned before, I'm not
sure I like this approach. I'm still wondering if it's safe to assume a
unitdate is a single date if there's no type attribute.
> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Mike Ferrando
> Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 7:19 AM
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> Subject: Re: unitdate type attribute
> Jenn R.,
> There are no required or fixed attributes for EAD 2002 DTD
> UNITDATE element. I wonder what else the conversion tool is
> changing. Is it giving you a report?
> Mike Ferrando
> Library Technician
> Library of Congress
> Washington, DC
> --- "Riley, Jenn" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hello-
> > I'm planning for the conversion of a set of EAD1.0 finding aids to
> > EAD2002. In EAD1.0, the type attribute could have the
> attributes bulk,
> > inclusive or single. In EAD2002, this list is restricted to bulk or
> > inclusive. For dates previously marked as single, is it
> correct to not
> > include a type attribute, rather than using type="inclusive"? The
> > conversion tools available from
> > <http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/ead/> add a datechar="single"
> > attribute, which I'm not sure I like in this situation.
> > So I'm thinking for a single date, something like <unitdate
> > normal="19940802">August 2, 1994</unitdate> is sufficient
> to get the
> > meaning across. Does that sound reasonable?
> > Thanks!
> > Jenn
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