On Jan 17, 2005, at 12:46 PM, Andrew E Switala wrote:

> MODS guidelines say the lang attribute's value comes from ISO 639-2
> bibliographic.

I didn't realize this.

> (The former is valid for the xml:lang attribute; why MODS has two
> different language attributes is another matter.)

But an important one. I don't understand this sort of thing.  Why not
just use THE xml standard for language coding, instead of once again
relying on library-specific stuff?