From an XSL processing standpoint, it doesn't matter if the root is "mods" or "modsCollection".
I use <apply-templates select="descendant-or-self::mods:mods"/>,and it processes as many mods records as there are, skipping modsCollection if need be.
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> It's just that both of these are valid:
> <modsCollection xmlns="http://www.loc.gov/mods/v3"
> <mods xmlns="http://www.loc.gov/mods/v3"
Ok, I see.
Mods defines both the "mods record" and "mods collection" where the latter
is a collection of records.
(So <mods> or <modsCollection> can be the root, for a mods record or mods
A solution (to the apparent complexity and confusion that this causes) is to
define a separate schema for modsCollection.
We did discuss this long ago and decided it wasn't necessary, but I wouldn't
object to revisiting this. You could propose it for version 4.
Another suggestion has been to dissalow <mods> as a root, so that
<modsCollection> would wrap even a single mods record. I would oppose this
approach but would not oppose a separate schema.