I am working on a METS document and want to point to files using paths relative to the METS document.
I was wondering what the current best-practice is in this situation. Can file URLs be used in this context? e.g.,
<mets:mdRef LOCTYPE="URL" xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="./xsdf/techmd/ref3456_v3_ert01m_jhove.xml" MDTYPE="OTHER" OTHERMDTYPE="JHOVE"/>
Is it preferable to prefix the path with the "file://" URL scheme?
Is there a better approach?
Thank you for your feedback.