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31Re: GEDCOM standards

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  • Paul Blair
    Feb 14, 2006
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      --- In gensoft@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Hayes" <hayesstw@...> wrote:
      >
      > On 9 Feb 2006 at 14:21, his_jadedness wrote:
      >
      > > I quite agree. GEDCOM is a product that has long since passed its
      > > sell-by date and should be removed from public comsumption... but
      > > until the average end-users start demanding a better data export I'm
      > > afraid the commercial firms will stay with it (sigh).
      >
      > While I agree that soething better may need to be developed, I disagree
      > strongly that GEDCOM should be "removed from public consumption".
      >
      > Many people have backed up their data as GEDCOM, using programs that
      are no
      > longer available, and if newer programs can't import GEDCOM files,
      much of
      > that data will be lost.
      >
      > --
      > Steve Hayes
      > E-mail: shayes@...
      > Web: http://www.geocities.com/hayesstw/stevesig.htm
      > Phone: 083-342-3563 or 012-333-6727
      >

      OK, grin, how about I rephrase it "archive the present version for
      historical use, and prepare a version that more closely follows
      present-day trends" ?....mumble, mutter, grumble...

      Paul
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