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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yves Pratter [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 5:40 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [MODS] language attributes for MODS element. Concrete
> example
>
>
> >For the various subject headings the language of the heading
> is implicit in
> >the "authority" attribute element.  LCSH subject headings
> are in English,
> >so no explicit language statement is required (it would in
> fact increase
> >the likelihood of amibiguity)
> Of course for a human being it's implicit, but for a computer
> that could
> display metadata in the user prefered language, it should be explicit.

Not to mention that LCSH has been partially translated into Spanish
and French so assuming LCSH is "English" for an "authority" attribute
is assuming a lot.