You need a copy of the EAD Tag Library which documents the use and structure
of each EAD element

<runner>  is "an optional formatting element that provides for a header,
footer or watermark to appear on every page of a printed finding aid or
throughout an electronic version."

It is certainly not a required element.


Michael Fox
Head of Processing
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd West
St. Paul MN 55102-1906
phone: 651-296-1014
fax:  651-296-9961
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> From:         Nancy Ruck[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent:         Tuesday, July 27, 1999 11:55 AM
> To:   Multiple recipients of list EAD
> Subject:      "runner" tag...
> Hello everyone!
> I am using Corel's WordPerfect 9 in the pilot EAD project here at the
> Historic New Orleans Collection, and as I try to save my template in the
> viewer, I encounter an interesting twist: the software continues to alert
> me
> that a "runner" subelement is required within "archdesc."  I cannot seem
> to
> find information on this subelement anywhere.  Has anyone encountered this
> before?  If I do not add this subelement then it appears to be just one of
> the errors that cuts the template in half.  Input is greatly appreciated.
> Thanks for your time!
> Mimi Dionne
> Project Archivist
> The Historic New Orleans Collection