Thanks for the pointer to the GEDCOM 6.0/XML document. I had heard that the LDS church was planning to create an XML standard for GEDCOM, but I hadn't seen it yet. The difference is that they are doing an XML version of GEDCOM, while Hans is doing a XML version of the Genealogical Data Model (GDM).
The GDM is based on storing raw data, making assertions based on that data, making higher-level assertions based on those, etc., in order to form conclusions based on lower-level information or logic. Each piece of data or assertion carries with it an audit trail to show exactly where it came from. GEDCOM, on the other hand, simply stores the final conclusions, possibly with one or more source citations (e.g., a book and page number, if you're lucky). That is a much larger leap, and makes it extremely difficult to verify what others have done (i.e., you would usually have to go to the library and look the page up, and then read through the page to find the sentence containing information about the person). --Randy Wilson >>> Lars Olson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 06/03/02 11:01AM >>> Newbie from UUG here... How does this project differ from the GEDCOM 6.0 project from the Mormon church? (They're creating an XML DTD so that GEDCOM files can ge migrated to XML.) More info: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Home/FAQ/frameset_faq.asp?FAQ=faq_gedcom.asp _______________________________________________ gdmxml mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://fugal.net/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/gdmxml _______________________________________________ gdmxml mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://fugal.net/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/gdmxml