I support this proposal 100%. -- Brian
On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 07:57, Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress wrote:
> (Note: this is addressed to METS with cc to MODS.)
> A copy of the xlink schema is now at
> It is identical to those at:
> http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/xlink.xsd and
> which are now identical to one another.
> MODS will reference the new copy in its next version (3.2 - coming soon).
> We recommend that METS also reference this new copy in its next version
> This addresses a problem raised recently; when using the METS and MODS
> schemas together there is a namespace conflict (same namespace, xlink, but
> schema in two different places, won't validate).
> (This problem remained unsolved for a few years because METS and MODS could
> not reconcile different philosophies about the xlink namespace. But I now
> notice that the two schemas are identical, I'm not sure when the METS xlink
> schema was changed, but apparently the philosophies are reconciled.)
> Instead of asking METS to reference xlink from the MODS directory, or
> asking MODS to reference xlink from the METS directory, we have put a copy
> in a "neutral" directory and recommend that xlink be referenced from that
> directory. The existing METS and MODS xlink schema copies will remain where
> they are, so that older MODS and METS instances won't be affected.
> --Ray Denenberg