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Suggested change:       Introduce new optional element

Rationale:
Processing EAD documents would be easier if a general element were available
to delineate information for a given level in the hierarchy (ie the <DID>,
<SCOPECONTENT>, <ADMININFO>, <ODDs> etc). At present, extracting this
information requires pulling out data from the start of a <C0x> element up to EITHER
a closing </C0x> element tag, OR a <DSC> element (if used), OR a further
opening <C0x> element.  We would suggest a new element called <LEVELINFO>
(or similar) to do this.

Example:
<c01 level="SERIES">
<LEVELINFO>
<did>
<unittitle>Sketchbooks</unittitle>
<unitdate>1815-<emph render="ITALIC">c</emph>.1875</unitdate>
</did>

<scopecontent><p>Eighty-three sketchbooks and one folder of loose papers, 1815-<emph
render="ITALIC">c</emph>.1875, containing pencil and ink sketches, wash drawings, and
water-colours of views, buildings, monuments, and miscellaneous subjects.  The sketchbooks
were originally numbered in two series by Wilkinson; these series have been brought together
here and arranged chronologically.  Each description lists the places where sketches and
drawings were made and mentions particular subjects they cover.</p></scopecontent>
</LEVELINFO>
<DSC>
<C02>....</C02>
</DSC>
</C01>