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Just curious, what is your biggest challenge with EAD?  I've heard some hype that it's just not worth it?
Is it compatible with oxygen?
 
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From: Encoded Archival Description List on behalf of Hanno de Vries
Sent: Tue 7/31/2007 11:12 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: attributes in <unitdate>



Dear EAD experts,


Just a practical question (with a philosophical dimension):

What do the attributes "era" and "calendar" refer to? To the normalized date? Or to the date tagged with <unitdate>?

The following example may illustrate my point:

143C            Compte du recouvrement fait pour le compte
            du comité des Colonies Occidentales de
            la République Batave de £ 162,313,4 sur le
            commissaires de la Trésorie Nationale de France,
            traites de l'ile de Curaçao du 22 Vendémiaire
            an V à 20 cours de vue, lesquelles ont été
            remboursées en rescriptions Bataves échues
            en 1798.
            21 Floréal an VII

(translation: Reimbursement, on behalf of the Committee of the West Indian Colonies of the Batavian Republic, of £ 162,313,4 on the commissioners of the  National Treasury of France, bills of exchange from the island of Curaçao on 22 Vendémiaire Year V, against a current rate of 20, which were refunded by Batavian rescriptions expired in 1798.)

The unitdate is, of course, 21 Floréal an VII (May 10, 1799).



Should the <unitdate> in this case be encoded as follows:
<unitdate normal="17990510" era="ce" calendar="greg">21 Floréal an VII</unitdate>

Or:
<unitdate normal="17990510" era="French_Republican" calendar="French_Republican">21 Floréal an VII</unitdate>




Kind regards,
Hanno de Vries
senior archivist
National Archives
The Hague / the Netherlands











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