>> 3) Why is their a role attribute for and a role element for names?
>There isn't a role attribute.
The role attribute you are probably noticing is from the xlink
namespace. We are using the xlink simpleLink attribute group on the name
element which includes the following attributes href, role, arcrole, title, show
and actuate. The purpose of these attributes are to provide a link to the
name authority record. This xlink construct is also used elsewhere in the
schema to provide different linking (title authority, subject,
relatedItem). While we have allowed for this functionality in mods we have
yet to actually use it in practice so I can't give you a good real life example
at this time.
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