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- From: Craig_Gingell@Dell.com
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 03:35:07 -0600
Should we just mirror the functionality of GEDCOM in XML ?
The GEDCOM standard does not exploit the power of publishing genealogical
information to the web.
Routines like GED2HTML do not generate good looking pages.
I understand the dangers of veering from the spec, but I have found to my
own experience that GEDCOM is kind of lacking in several areas.
To this end, I prefer to maintain my ever growing genealogical database in
XML and not GEDCOM. I can still import from, and export to the GEDCOM
format. I have richer content, and can easily manage features like image
galleries, email, hypertext links, and especially the geography aspect of
the relationship between villages, towns, countries and people.
I have encompassed pedigree charts to a certain extent using HTML tables,
but I would be the first to admit it is a bit of a cludge.
I would like to see GedML add value to GEDCOM, especially in the areas of
http://www.gingell.com - a website dedicated to anything and everything
http://www.gingell.com/data/gingell.txt - my XML genealogy file
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