Tennant,Roy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Here is but a beginning list of the problems we face in trying to be

1) Rules that are inexact or difficult to understand. ...

Meanwhile, the rules seem fairly specific about what one should do if the place of
publication is not apparent[2]: put "[Place of publication not identified]
:" in the $a. Not any of these: ...

Place of publication not identified :

This one falls under #1 in the list above.  Before the RDA update this month, there was no *explicit* mention that the phrase gets wrapped in brackets.  Now it does.

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