The type attribute value "single" was valid in EAD Version 1.0,
but was deprecated in Version 2002 (I don't recall why at this
point), so is no longer a valid value for <unitdate type="">.
Elmer L. Andersen Director of Archives and Special Collections and
Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections Advancement
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Subject: Question about unitdate type attribute
For unitdate, the RLG best practices document mentions three
kinds: bulk, inclusive, and single. (See page 14 here
However, the EAD Tag Library only mentions bulk and inclusive (see
Is 'single' in fact a legitimate option for the 'type' attribute?
Since the RLG BP also says the type attribute is mandatory, we've
just been using type=inclusive for all dates regardless, but now
that I've noticed this in the RLG doc, it's made me wonder.
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