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   GedML: Genealogical Data in XML

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  • From: "Michael Kay" <M.H.Kay@eng.icl.co.uk>
  • To: <xml-Dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 17:04:48 +0100

Announcing GedML

I have put together a proposal and some simple software for
handling genealogical data in XML. This takes the data model
of the well-established GEDCOM standard and represents it
with the encoding syntax of XML. The immediate benefit, I
hope, is that it becomes much easier to write applications
that process the data, because you don't have to worry about
the parsing, character encoding, etc.

Details on http://home.iclweb.com/icl2/mhkay/gedml.html

All comments welcome, especially (from this group) on the
DTD design. But bear in mind that 100% object model
compatibility with GEDCOM was a key objective.

"Compatibility means deliberately repeating other people's

Mike Kay

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