Mark's last email has prompted something that I've been meaning to ask this list for a while. What are the practical benefits of migrating to schema based EAD from DTD? I know that XML-wise, DTD is the older style and schema is the new, so that schema is the preferred new format. But, I don't think DTD support is going away anytime soon. Are people just trying to achieve the gold standard, or am I missing some other practical benefit. Is a schema easier to work with?
Also, if someone wants to migrate from DTD to schema, are there any guides or other resources available? The EAD Tools & Helper Files page <http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/ead/tools.html
> doesn't have anything. I'm assuming the EAD XML files will need more updating other than the DTD declaration, but maybe it's as easy as that...
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