On Apr 4, 2005, at 4:39 AM, Andrew E Switala wrote:

> See the schema. The xlink:type attribute is there, but its value is
> fixed (to "simple") and so doesn't need to be explicit in the instance
> document.

I didn't know this.  But I'm afraid this another of those details I'm
going to need to object to.  Once again, it assumes a) that people will
be using XML Schema to validate MODS, and b) that that schema will be
present in whatever processing context.  Neither of these assumptions
are reasonable from my perspective.

Soo ... a suggestion: require the attribute value until the spec itself
is fixed.