As METS is currently set up, only the attributes declared for the <div>
element in the METS schema can be used. There has been some discussion
about allowing any attribute from other namespaces to be used in
conjunction with METS elements--and this was proposed as a possible
revision when version 1.9 of the schema was discussed. (See the METS
However the proposal proved very controversial, and the Board thus far
as not been willing to approve it.
Lydia Lane wrote:
> I'm very new so bare with me! In changing from regular XML to METS I'm
> having some issues with what seems to be a limited attributes you can
> have in a div tag. Is there any way around this? I've done a ton of
> searching and cannot seem to find any info.
> Thank you,
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