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Comment #00162 - Add superscript to data model for given-names and surname - z39-96-dsftu-final.pdf

Comment 162
New (Unresolved)
NISO Z39.96-201x, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (Draft Standard for Trial Use) (Revision 0)
Comment Submitted by
Lynn Murdock
2011-09-28 16:30:08
We have encountered authors who have superscript letters (thus far, only the letter "a") in their given names. We currently cannot accommodate this in the XML, since can't have children. We have not yet encountered this issue in , but since its occurrence may be possible, it might be good to extend the same logic to as to .

This is apparently an abbreviation for Maria. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordinal_indicator, the last section called Similar Conventions:
Spanish uses the indicator letters in some abbreviations, such as V B for visto bueno ("approved"); and M for Maria, a Spanish name frequently used in compounds like Jos M.
Supporting File: journal.pone.0016100.pdf
Submitter Proposed Solution
Add as an optional child element of both and , like so:

Ma Angeles