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At 02:53 PM 6/11/2001 -0400, Dick Thaxter wrote:
>My notes from the Valentine's Day meeting in NYC said that Harvard
>requested a "TYPE" attribute for <div>.  I remember agreeing verbally and
>seeing the kinds of uses you suggest for it.  In building our <div> trees
>for complex multimedia objects, LC is following a controlled vocabulary
>but putting the text into the div LABEL.  So far that's working OK but
>most of our subobjects have generic names that are essentially
>'types'--container, disc side, booklet.  If we wanted to describe
>something that had both a generic description--say, 'booklet' as well as
>a title--say, "Complete Discography of Spinal Tap"--I think lumping it all
>into a LABEL attribute is not as helpful it might be to give booklet as
>the type and the title as the label.

Unless there are loud objections, I will probably go ahead and reinstate
the TYPE attribute, under the 'you don't have to use it if you don't want to'
theory.


Jerome McDonough
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