The ISBD rule for GMD in the Title and Statement of Responsibility area is not suitable to the practices of modem library cataloging, and was questioned by Chinese representatives in IME ICC4 in Seoul, August 2006. In the ISBD Consdidated Edition （.2011）, GMD is replaced by content form and media type. This can solve the problem of inconsistent use of GMDs in the world, and make a solid foundation for the drafting of FRBR-based cataloging rules in the future. 2 tabs. 8 refs.