To: the MODS standard agency.
There is a problem to represent Dutch personal names in MODS.
A Dutchman who is called Jan de Koning has as family name 'Koning' and as
given name 'Jan'. The infix 'de' is not part of the family name. The
possible values of the type attribute of namePart are limited to an
explicit enumeration of values in the schema. There is no value to
represent infixes like 'de', 'van' and 'van de'. Is it possible to add
'infix' (or another string with the same semantics) to the enumeration of
values in the schema?
Note that in Flanders the name would be Jan De