Bruce D'Arcus wrote:

> Why not:
> <titleInfo lang="es">
>   <title>Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban</title>
> </titleInfo>

Doesn't that indicate that the TITLE is in Spanish?

Putting the language in the uniform title is a peculiarity of library
cataloging, but it's also the case that uniform titles have some
interesting potential for FRBR, so I agree that it would be a good idea
to separate the actual title from the language qualifier. That could be
either a new data element in the title or it could be added to the
attributes. I think if we are coding it separately it would be good to
give it a name that shows that it's the language of translation.
Something like:

<titleInfo type="uniform">
  <title>Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban.</title>


<titleInfo type="uniform" translation="Spanish">
  <title>Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban.</title>


> ... ?
> It's easy to use XSLT to attach the word "Spanish" to output based on
> the lang attribute.
> Bruce

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