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Gedcom v5.5.1 annotated

Post by Valkrider » 25 May 2018 08:14

There has been a lot of discussion on this forum and many others about the inconsistencies and inaccuracies in v5.5.1 (draft) and v5.5.

Tamura Jones in collaboration with others has put together an annotated version of the v5.5.1(draft) standard. It is available to download from his website at https://www.tamurajones.net/GEDCOM551An ... tion.xhtml the download link is at the bottom of the page. This version runs to 194 pages so it may use a lot of trees to print it out.

Hopefully software authors, not just Calico Pie, will adopt this as the 'standard' in new releases of their software and it may then improve portability between applications.

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Post by tatewise » 25 May 2018 10:18

Thank you Colin for the heads up.
I have incorporated that into Knowledge Base > Utility ~ GEDCOM Standard Release 5.5 and Draft Release 5.5.1.

Some time ago I logged a report with Calico Pie for "GEDCOM 5.5 and 5.5.1 Support" with ticket number #867999.
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Post by AdrianBruce » 25 May 2018 20:20

Valkrider wrote:... Hopefully software authors, not just Calico Pie, will adopt this as the 'standard' in new releases of their software and it may then improve portability between applications.
Cynicism warning - frankly I'd be happy (and amazed) if they adopted any of the GEDCOM Standards accurately...
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Post by tatewise » 25 May 2018 21:29

Ditto!
Even FH is not 100% perfect, but better than any others for GEDCOM 5.5, although GEDCOM 5.5.1 is more widely implemented by other products.
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Re: Gedcom v5.5.1 annotated

Post by Valkrider » 26 May 2018 06:58

Maybe they will all adopt ELF when FHISO finally release the full spec. Definitely not holding my breath over this.

See https://fhiso.org/2018/03/new-draft-standards-released/.

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