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This seems to answer my question.
Next query: Anyone have a tabular version
of the ead.rls file they could share with the
EAD HELP PAGES?

Tim Young

At 01:11 PM 12/16/99 -0600, you wrote:
>The answer appears to be no. I just downloaded the Author/Editor ead.rls
>file and opened a new document.  The tell-tale <drow> element is not
>available within a <c01> element.
>
>The use of the term tabular may be somewhat misleading.  The <table> element
>and its subelements are still available in this rules file to create tabular
>displays within elements  like <bioghist> and <scopecontent>.  Rather it
>means that the <drow> elements and its children are not available to create
>tabular presentation within a <dsc>.
>
>Of course, if you are using XML syntax and the XSL stylesheet language to
>transform and present your data as HTML, you can create tabular output in
>your HTML automatically during the transformation process, without having to
>explicitly hard-code your table-defining features into the finding aid
>itself.    This is a simpler and cleaner approach, one that more faithfully
>adheres to the SGML/XML principle of separating content markup from
>presentation markup. A goal towards which we strive even if we cannot
>achieve it 100%.
>
>Michael
>
>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:         Timothy Young[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> > Sent:         Thursday, December 16, 1999 11:33 AM
> > To:   Multiple recipients of list EAD
> > Subject:      Variant rules files for Author/Editor?
> >
> > On the EAD HELP PAGES site, in the listing of
> > helper files (http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/ead/helper.html)
> > we list one set of "rls" files that can be used
> > with Author/Editor. A question has come up about
> > whether these rules files are created from a
> > tabular or non-tabular DTD.
> >
> > I know that WordPerfect needs to have a specific
> > logic file for either option. However, after looking at the
> > body of the A/E rules file, it looks like the control
> > over tabular-vs-non-tabular is retained in the core DTD.
> > Thus - there is no need for two versions of rules files.
> >
> > Can anyone verify/comment on this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Timothy Young
> > Ex Officio - EAD RoundTable, Society of American Archivists
> > Archivist
> > Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
> > Yale University
> > New Haven, CT  06520
> > (203) 432-8131
> >