Alexander Johannesen wrote:
Yeah, don't use MODS in general; it's a hack. It's even crazier still that many versions have the same namespace. What were they thinking?!
Um, MODS is awfully useful for a bunch of reasons. I'm not going to stop using it because they've used namespaces in a way you don't approve of.
In the real world, we use things when they solve the problem in front of us in as easy a way as possible, bonus when they are actually standards used by a few other people (like MODS is). If you have the luxury to avoid using things that you don't believe are theoretically sound (and inter-operating with anyone who does use those things), good on you, I guess.