Maybe I'm missing something, but if we capture each subelement in it's own property, there'd be no need to parse a long string with ISBD punctuation.You'd know exactly what was in each, even if you didn't have a display system.

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From: J. McRee Elrod [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 4:12 PM
To: Trail, Nate
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Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] Punctuation

Nate said:

>We're leaning toward not having punctuation in the data ...

Too bad.  I find ISBD punctuation very helpful when dealing with records in scripts or languages I do not read.  Also, having "/" makes the data clearer in the absence of "by", "par", etc.

I suspect ILSs would make mistakes inserting punctuation for display.

I hope you rethink this.

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