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Hi Jerry:

References within the METS schema to XLink are using the
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink" namepsace URI.  The XLink spec at W3C
specifies the use of the "http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" namespace URI, see
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xlink-20010627/#att-method>.  Is there a
reason for the discrepancy?

We're trying to embed metadata files using the "1999" URI into METS
documents with the "TR" URI.  If we don't change one or the other we'll
have to use two different namespace prefixes.  Not a terrible problem, but
it would probably be easier to understand in ten years time if we had just
one namespace for all XLink elements.

Thanks,

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