On Feb 3, 2005, at 2:42 PM, Andrew E Switala wrote:

> We differ aesthetically. As I see it, having controlled lists that are
> maintained outside the LoC's purview--and so not part of MODS
> proper--defined in another namespace, is a feature rather than a bug.

It's hardly an aesthetic issue.

I'm curious why you consider this a feature though.  It seems a quite
odd argument from where I stand.  MODS (as in an XML model in that
namespace) then becomes simply a LoC/MARC-only language.