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John H.,
One thing I would consider is the cross-over from EAD to other markup
langauges.

In HTML there is no HEAD for the list (<OL/> ; <UL/>). It is possible
that XHTML has something for you (though, I don't remember any such
thing in the dtd).

XSL-FO does have this capability, but it is not satisfying and the
"caption" has limited formatting and font size attributes.

If you use the recursive method (EAD), then you will have the
advantage of an easy cross-over to the other langauges. If you use
LIST/HEAD it is more than likely that you will end up with HEAD
harvesting from parents that may bring you more woes than joy in your
document.

The other consideration is the datatype. If your information is
BIOGHIST information, then you should use the BIOGHIST children to
code and present it. Standard formatting objects like LIST are not
the first choice for particular datatypes specifically covered by
elements in the EAD tag set.

Anyway, these are some of the reasons why I do not use the HEAD
element in my LIST.

Sincerely,
Mike Ferrando
Library Technician
Library of Congress
Washington, DC
202-707-4454

--- "Hyslop, John" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thanks for everything.  We're going to try the <list> suggestion.
>
> John Hyslop
> Assistant Division Manager
> Long Island Division
> Queens Borough Public Library
> 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
> Jamaica, New York 11432
> (718)990-0770
>
> These opinions are my own and not those of the Queens Borough
> Public
> Library
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf
> Of Rees, John (NIH/NLM)
> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 8:43 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Two <head>'s under one roof
>
> Hey John,
>
> You can also use lists with individual <head>s within the element
> for
> Brief
> Chronologies etc.
>
> For example see
> http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/manuscripts/ead/axelrod.html.
>
> John Rees
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mary Lacy [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 8:27 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Two <head>'s under one roof
>
>
> John,
>   Michael's response is right, of course; however, <bioghist> is
> recursive,
> and you can have a head for the parent <bioghist> (i.e.,
> "Biographical
> Notes"), and a head for each of the subordinate <bioghist>s (e.g.,
> "Wilbur
> Wright" and "Orville Wright"). Alternately, you don't have to nest
> them
> at
> all and just have two <bioghist> elements in your finding aid.
>
> Just a suggestion ...
>
> Mary Lacy
>
> On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, Hyslop, John wrote:
>
> > Can one <bioghist> contain two <head>?
> >
> > John Hyslop
> > Assistant Division Manager
> > Long Island Division
> > Queens Borough Public Library
> > 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
> > Jamaica, New York 11432
> > (718)990-0770
> >
> > These opinions are my own and not those of the Queens Borough
> Public
> > Library
> >
> >
>
> Mary Lacy
> Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
> (202)707-8799 fax (202)707-6336
> [log in to unmask]
>


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