I am using oXygen and validating against the EAD schema. The only restriction I can see on @TYPE for the element <container> is it has to be NMTOKEN (ie, no commas, no spaces, etc. same rules as for an element tag name). Therefore, <container type="folder"> and <container type="hfhfhfh"> are both equally valid.
Are you sure the problem is not with your style sheet? What editor are you using? Could it be enforcing some local restrictions?
From: Kim Kleinhans
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Sent: Thu, December 2, 2010 3:24:44 PM
Subject: Container Type
We are creating a finding aid for our collection of City Directories.
There are fiche, film and books. The fiche and film are housed in a cabinet and that container type is showing up fine in the EAD. Others we have tried are not working.
Does anyone have a list of allowed words in the “container type” field? We would like it to state where are city directory books are located.
Thanks in advance,
Kimberly Kleinhans, librarian
Onondaga County Public Library
447 So. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202