That level of specificity in the level attribute adds too much
complexity to the markup. What is a sub-subseries if it isn't a <c
level="subseries"> within a <c level="subseries">? By encoding <c
level="otherlevel" otherlevel="sub-subseries"> you use two attributes
where you could use one and don't gain any semantic meaning. What if
you have a third subseries? Do you encode <c level="otherlevel"
otherlevel="sub-sub-subseries">? Where does it end?
Encoding <c level="otherlevel" otherlevel="sub-subseries"> creates two
thing - more encoding work and the need for a more complicated
stylesheet - neither of which I like. Since I can't see what you gain
by it, I argue for sticking with @level="subseries".
This is not to say there aren't times to use @otherlevel - we often
use @otherlevel="accession" - I just don't think there's any reason to
specify sub-sub-sub-sub-subseries when you can easily identify them as
such given the encoding context.
On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Nathan Tallman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> When I was trained on EAD, I was instructed to use level="otherlevel" for
> sub-subseries. May I ask why you don't recommend this approach?
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 11:09 AM, Michael Rush <[log in to unmask]>
>> I don't recommend that approach. I when I have sub-subseries, I just
>> encode them with level="subseries". Keep it simple, as always. If
>> for some reason you need to identify the actual sub-subseries - in a
>> stylesheet for example - it's a simple xpath: *[@level='subseries' and
>> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 10:53 AM, De Catanzaro, Christine D
>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > Hi everyone,
>> > This is hopefully a rather straightforward question for the list: For a
>> > collection with sub-subseries, when entering the level, would the correct
>> > attribute for level be "otherlevel" and then to specify the level would it
>> > be "sub-subseries" (with the hyphen)?
>> > Thanks,
>> > Christine
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